Characters / Aladdin

Characters from Disney's Aladdin universe.

For characters featured in Aladdin: The Series, go here.

For characters featured in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, go here.

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"You're only in trouble if you get caught!"

Voiced by: Scott Weinger (speaking), Brad Kane (singing)

An orphan grown to maturity on the streets of Agrabah, the homeless Aladdin has little to focus on in life beyond surviving day to day, dreaming of the comfort and safety that would be his were he to somehow become rich. Despite this hostile life, he retains a pure heart and a generous soul, making him a "diamond in the rough". For this, Jafar manipulates him into retrieving the Lamp of the Genie from the Cave of Wonders, but fails to claim it himself. Instead, with the Genie's help, Aladdin eventually defeats the evil vizier and becomes affianced to the love of his life, Princess Jasmine. Many further adventures follow, culminating with the crashing of his wedding by the legendary Forty Thieves, but finally Aladdin and Jasmine are wed.
  • The Ace: Aladdin disguises himself as the completely over-the-top Prince Ali to woo Princess Jasmine, and he's introduced with a preposterously epic song that's one long hymn to his awesomeness which has him easily evading the guards.
  • Adaptational Badass: Aladdin goes from being a lazy kid who's maybe a little clever to a Guile Hero with Le Parkour abilities to rival Altair.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Aladdin is a great deal more ruthless and unscrupulous in the original tale, though he's technically an anti-hero in this series as well.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: A downplayed example in the TV series, as a lot of episodes saw Aladdin act more smug than he did in the films, but his positive and noble attributes remained overall intact.
  • Anti-Hero: Earlier on due to growing up as a criminal, he's quite deceitful. He got over it after the second movie.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "The Ethereal," he dismisses Jasmine's visions of the titular antagonist as being All Just a Dream. However, upon seeing the events of the dream that Jasmine described come true one by one, he's soon convinced.
  • Badass Normal: This is a guy who goes up against magical beings, sorcerers, and giant robots on a regular basis, and somehow finds a way to come out on top every time.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Aladdin walks around with his vest open and his chest bare, yet he has no nipples.
  • Batman Gambit: Showcased in the first movie. His plan to defeat Jafar banked on exploiting the man's ego.
  • Battle Couple: With Jasmine — this becomes more evident in the TV series and last sequel, with the two of them fighting their enemies together.
  • Be Yourself: The main lesson he learns during the first film.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a Nice Guy through and through, but you do not want to make him angry. In the first film, when Prince Achmed badmouths him, Aladdin is only stopped from physically attacking him because the palace gates slammed shut behind him.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Jasmine. They both bond over how they feel trapped in their respective lives.
  • Bound and Gagged: And submerged underwater to drown, until Genie saves him.
  • A Boy and His X:
    • A Man and His Monkey. This is his relationship with his monkey Abu.
    • And narratively, A Man and His Genie.
  • Character Development: By the final film, he's really grown into a man worthy of being Sultan. This is best seen in King of Thieves. After breaking his father out of prison, Aladdin returns to face any punishment he might receive, because he realized how much his running away would affect Jasmine due to his own father's abandonment of his family. Aladdin has learned that his actions affect other people, a lesson some people would say more rulers need to learn.
  • Character Tics: Aladdin rubs the back of his head when he's embarrassed, raises a single eyebrow when he's interested, and wiggles his eyebrows when he says something suggestive or has more than one meaning.
  • Chick Magnet: Just ask Jasmine, the Harem Girls, Sadira, Saleen, and (initially) Brawnhilda. He also mentioned that he dated a ton of girls in the past before meeting Jasmine.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Especially in the animated show, where characters, often Iago, are able to use the knowledge that he'll always help people in need to get him to go along with things.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: He was designed to resemble a Middle-Eastern Tom Cruise.
  • Consummate Liar: Being a Guile Hero Street Urchin, it's part of the trade, but at the same time it's treated as a serious character flaw. Aladdin grows out of it before it becomes an actual Fatal Flaw.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Explored in the television series. He grew up an orphan after his father left the family on a treasure hunt and never came home and his mother died some time afterwards, forcing him to raise himself on the streets as a thief. He later finds out that his dad is the leader of the infamous "40 Thieves."
  • Deadpan Snarker: To some extent, though not as frequently as say, Iago. "Better check your crystal ball again, Jafar!"
  • Determinator:
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Twice at least. One of them by conning them into becoming a Cthulhu... who is constrained by itty bitty living space.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He used the Genie to become a wealthy prince to woo Jasmine. He succeeds, but never considered before them that with Jasmine comes the throne of Agrabah.
  • Distressed Dude: At one point in the first movie, he's thrown into the ocean by Jafar's guards, and would have drowned if not for the Genie.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Even after the Prince Ali charade is over, we see him wear shoes to select events such as his wedding and a few times in the TV show. However, he seems to prefer going barefoot 99 percent of the time.
  • Establishing Character Moment: "One Jump Ahead", his opening musical number, in which he easily dodges the city guard who are after him for stealing a loaf of bread while singing about how he needs it to live, which is immediately followed by him giving said bread to a pair of young children without a second thought.
  • Exposed to the Elements: When Jafar banishes him to the ends of the Earth, aka a frozen tundra, he walks about there in only his vest and pants combo with no shoes, and survives long enough to track down Carpet and get back to Agrabah.
  • Flaw Exploitation: He beats Jafar in the first movie by exploiting his ego and lust for power.
  • Friend to All Children: He's proven this countless times. His first scene has him immediately give away the bread he stole to two kids he just met and later defending them from the arrogant Prince Achmed.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's the only one of the thieves in "Seems Like Old Crimes, Part 1" to treat Abu kindly.
  • Guile Hero: He's a roguish street rat who gets by via theft and charm and uses cunning and trickery to best most conflicts, but we never doubt he's the good guy.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Thanks to his past as a street rat. It does improve to where he becomes famous for his acts of heroism.
  • Hidden Depths: He's not called "the diamond in the rough" by the cave of wonders for nothing. Aladdin's worth lies far within. When you understand not to judge a book by its cover - the young man is one of the most honest, empathetic and good-willed humans you're ever going to find in the entire world.
  • Honor Before Reason: In the third movie; after breaking Cassim out of the dungeon and being discovered, instead of escaping Agrabah with his father, Aladdin refuses to abandon Jasmine and willingly goes back to face the consequences of his actions because he knows how much it would affect her after seeing how much it hurt his mother and him.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He justified his stealing by only taking whatever he needed and nothing more. On one occasion where he did take more than he needed, he was devastated to see how much he hurt someone and returned the money.
  • Idiot Hero: Even though he's also a Guile Hero, Aladdin is prone to foolish choices: He goes about his life carelessly while making the most moronic decisions, spare for a few moments of flash in the pan brilliance when his or somebody else's life depends on it. It's particularly noticeable when you realize how most of the other characters, save for Jasmine, spend their time trying to steer him to a correct choice. Still, his idiocy seems not to extend too far beyond what's needed for the Aesop of the week. And his moronic behavior goes through stages, as well: in the first movie, it's due to his horrifically low self esteem telling him that lying about himself will make people like him, even when it's obvious that Jasmine loves him for who he is. In the show, it shifts to either overconfidence or his chronic inability to pass by a problem and not try to solve it.
  • Indy Ploy: He is truly "one jump" ahead of his opponents; exactly one jump.
  • Insecure Love Interest: He doesn't believe Jasmine could ever love the real him and disguises himself as a Prince to become worthy of her.
  • Justified Criminal: As established from the very beginning, Aladdin only steals food to survive. Of course, he gets No Sympathy from the various merchants and the palace guard for it.
    Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat. Tell you all about it when I've got the time.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: How often does he actually keep anything he steals for himself? Only a jeweled flower to earn bonus points with his girlfriend.
  • Lady Killer In Love: According to Aladdin, he had quite the romantic past but after falling in love with Jasmine, he no longer notices anyone else. There are women who still fall for him but he doesn't reciprocate.
  • Leitmotif: Often accompanied by "One Jump Ahead Reprise".
  • Losing Your Head:
    • In one episode ("Heads, You Lose") along with Caliph Kapok. Thankfully, this isn't actually lethal, though he's split between his serious head and his goofy body.
  • In the first film, Jafar lied to Jasmine that he had him beheaded as punishment for kidnapping her.
  • Lovable Rogue: As a thief and a trickster (at least initially), but a sympathetic one you can root for.
  • Love at First Sight: He fell in love with Jasmine instantly after seeing her for the first time.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Reportedly, he was redesigned during development because originally he was deemed not attractive enough.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Though not as strong as Genie and Jafar, Aladdin does have a certain degree of strength as he was strong enough to dig carpet from being stuck under a broken palace tower in a snowy wasteland in the original movie. With two of his fists, he was also able to knock out Sa'Luk who was at least twice his size.
  • Must Make Amends: After Aladdin left behind the genie lamp, which led to Iago bringing it to Jafar, then Jafar using it to wish himself to be sultan and the world's most powerful sorcerer.
    "I made a mess of everything; somehow I gotta go back and set things right."
  • Never Bareheaded: It's rare to see him without a hat.
  • Nice Guy: Aladdin might be a thief and The Trickster, but there is no doubt whatsoever about his decency and sense of morality. In fact, "The Diamond In The Rough" line is essentially a perfect measure about his decency.
  • Nice Hat: A red fez.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • He didn't wish the Genie free when he had the chance and left it behind to go talk to Jasmine, giving Iago the opportunity to swipe the lamp and hand it over to Jafar. He even acknowledges that he blew it. Then again, he does fix his mistakes.
    • While exploiting Jafar's lust for power to trick him into Becoming the Genie saved the day in the first movie, come The Return of Jafar, when Jafar is unearthed by Abis Mal...
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Interestingly, he was originally based on the Trope Namer, Marty McFly, before being redesigned.
  • No Social Skills: A mild case, again due to his having grown up on the streets, he often doesn't fit in at the palace. Although he does have a sort of common man's wisdom that impresses the Sultan enough to want to make him his royal advisor.
  • Official Couple: With Jasmine. They're engaged by the end of the first movie and married by the end of the third.
  • Pauper Patches: He has a patch sewn on his pants.
  • Pragmatic Hero: As a thief, a trickster, and a habitual liar, Aladdin may very well be one of the most morally ambiguous Disney protagonists yet. However, every bad deed he committed was only for survival rather than out of malice.
  • The Protagonist: The main character of the franchise.
  • Protagonist Title: First "Aladdin" and then "Aladdin and the X".
  • Rags to Royalty: From a street rat to a prince.
  • Really Gets Around: Though not this way in the series, he is implied to have been this was in the past. When Jasmine asks Aladdin if he has dated other girls before her, he replies "Tons!"
  • Reality Ensues: Happens in the first movie. Given his romantic past, he's probably won many romantic pursuits without much consequence. This doesn't prepare him for when he learns that in winning his pursuit of Jasmine, that also means becoming the sultan.
  • Red Is Heroic: His trademark red hat and he's the hero.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Mozenrath's blue. Mozenrath is a lot more cold-blooded and calculating, whereas Aladdin has a more impulsive and improvosing nature.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Even after his ascension from petty criminal to the princess's betrothed and hero of Agrabah, time and time again has shown that he's still the street rat from the first movie.
  • Rule of Empathy: His defining trait. An Establishing Character Moment happens when he gives up his only meal to ensure orphans won't starve. That's all the viewer needs to know what sort of man he is.
  • Street Smart: By necessity. "Gotta eat to live".
  • Supporting Protagonist: Aladdin the Return of Jafar isn't about Aladdin. It's about Iago.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Aladdin: King of Thieves has Aladdin showing his father's dagger. Subverted in that his father, Cassim, turns out to be alive.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: A number of people thought that he would become a "prince of thieves" after his father. Luckily, it doesn't go that far.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jasmine. Aladdin would sooner kill himself than cheat on her behind her back. It's why he turned down the advances of Sadira and Saleen in the series. This is further emphasized in the third movie — after freeing his imprisoned father, Aladdin decides to go back to Agrabah because he refused to abandon Jasmine. Also to his other friends, even Iago. He refuses to give up Genie to an old master and he still rescues Abu after their falling out. He even still helps Iago after Iago almost betrays the city by handing over Genie to Abis Mal.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Subverted, as it's rather plain and simple.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Apparently, he couldn't afford buttons for his vest. Or a shirt. Or nipples.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: It turns out that Aladdin is terrified of Unkbut, which are giant spiders that live underground. Justified considering that spiders of that size would be potentially dangerous. He eventually conquers this fear later on.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: "One Jump Ahead" is basically this in song form.

    The Genie
"Master! I don't think you quite realize what you've got here. So why don't you just ruminate...whilst I illuminate the possibilities!"

A powerful magical being who has been sealed away inside a lamp for ten thousand years or more, the Genie is the anchor point around which the first movie turns. Granted his freedom by a grateful Aladdin, he returns to be by Aladdin's side out of gratitude to the one master who has ever shown him kindness.
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: A rare example where it also falls under Losing Your Head. He's quite capable of pulling off his limbs and/or head to rotate them.
  • Angel Face, Demon Face: He starts the movie as a playful, googly, shapeshifting whackjob. But when his lamp came into the possession of Jafar, his coloration and body shape changed to the "evil Djinn" stylistic (Only temporarily, because this is a Disney movie, and the Genie had to be recognizable for marketing purposes.)
    "Sorry kid, I got a new master, now."
  • The Artifact: He loses his golden bracelets in the first movie after he is freed, implying they were connected to his imprisonment somehow. Yet, he goes back to wearing them in all subsequent appearances. Most likely, these are now non-binding and purely aesthetic and worn because they make the character more recognizable.
  • Badass Beard: He has a curly black beard and is obviously very powerful
  • Benevolent Genie: When Aladdin wished to be a prince, Genie could have just given him a certificate or something. Instead, he got new fancy clothes, a parade, a full musical number, and a grand entrance to impress the princess. In fact, he's a bit too benevolent for his own good; unlike his TV series girlfriend, Eden, he even grants wishes he would really rather not with honesty and integrity, rather than trying to screw over his hated would-be masters.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Gets very upset when Aladdin doubts his powers. Granted, Aladdin was tricking him, but still.
    • In the series, Genie really hates Nefir the imp as he's a trolling money-grubber.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's very well-meaning, but threaten his friends and he'll rip out your spine.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yeah, he's a goofball. He also has more magic than most human sorcerers can hope to amass even as a free genie, has quite a temper, has a protective streak, and, oh yeah, its implied he isn't bound by that no-killing rule anymore. There's a reason the threat of his rage can singlehandedly quash a raging battle between two opposing sides.
  • The Big Guy: While he can become any size he wants, his "default" size is larger than any other character.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Very fun-loving and energetic.
  • Breakout Character: Easily one of the most recognizable characters of Disney, thanks to his first VA.
  • Brought Down to Badass: He loses a lot of his phenomenal cosmic powers after being set free, though he still finds it being preferable to having to live in a lamp since it's itty bitty living space. He still has a lot of magical abilities left to him and often proves essential in solving whatever disaster is plaguing Agrabah.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In one episode of the TV series, he gives his powers to Iago to show him how hard it is to be a genie.
  • Camp Straight: Genie is shown to be very flamboyant as he cross dresses and loves to plan out weddings, including the wedding between Aladdin and Jasmine. However, he has fallen in love with a female genie in the series.
  • Claustrophobia: He does not enjoy living inside a lamp and wishes to be set free...which Aladdin does.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His craziness is somewhat justified as a result from spending centuries trapped in his lamp.
  • Combat Medic: He can heal and fight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When played by Robin Williams.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Does this to the antagonists (two all-powerful wizards, mind you) in an episode of the TV series called "The Game". He seems to be taking lessons from Al.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Just like "One Jump Ahead" is Aladdin's, "Friend Like Me" is the Genie's. The Genie introduces himself to Aladdin via an extremely elaborate and trippy musical number which demonstrates his power, his bombastic nature, and his willingness to help his new master.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's just "the Genie."
  • Flanderization: An odd case of this being due to different actors. Williams' Genie is a screwball, but also has a sensitive and reasonable side, sometimes acting as a sort of father figure to Aladdin (particularly in King of Thieves). When Castellaneta plays him, this almost completely vanishes, and his hyperactive goofiness is played up much more.
  • Forgot About His Powers: In the series, and the sequel films, although this is actually justified as a case of Brought Down to Badass: as stated early in Return of Jafar, whilst being set free did remove him of the restrictions he was under as a Genie of the Lamp, it also stole away a significant amount of his power, leaving him with "semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic" magic, reducing him to about the level of a particularly talented magician. This fact is reiterated several times in the series. On a meta-level, this keeps him from utterly annihilating all attempts to induce drama or coherent plots to the series.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Proof that he isn't human.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: 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.
  • Fun Personified
  • Genie in a Bottle: Until the end of the first film, which comes with a nerf in his powers.
  • The Genie Knows Jack Nicholson: Trope Namer.
  • Genius Ditz: He's goofy and scatterbrained but he also has wise, reasonable side, he's very savvy, and is one of the most powerful characters in the Disney universe.
  • Gentle Giant: Much bigger than the other characters, and very nice and compassionate.
  • Great Gazoo: Comes with being a genie.
  • Jaw Drop: Provides the page image!
  • Large Ham: Originally played by the one and only Robin Williams and hilariously so. Especially when he's singing, he's very loud, theatrical, and flamboyant.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Especially against Jafar in the second movie. When the Genie is free to unleash his power, he can actually get pretty scary.
  • Leitmotif: The "To Be Free" theme. In his more humorous moments he's also accompanied by the refrain from "Friend Like Me."
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: When voiced by the Swedish Dan Ekborg.
  • Medium Awareness: Being a supernatural entity with godlike powers, this makes sense. At one point he even tries to prod Aladdin into wishing for his freedom by reading the script!
  • Me's a Crowd: Can create numerous copies of himself in an instant.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite being a good guy, he has no choice but to follow the orders of the one who holds his lamp.
  • The Nicknamer: He gives the nickname "Rug Man" to the magic carpet. He also calls Aladdin "Al".
  • No Name Given: His real name is unknown, but it's possible he forgot it after 10,000 years.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After being introduced to Aladdin, he almost always addresses him as Al. The one time he actually uses the name "Aladdin" is when Aladdin is about to drown.
  • Our Genies Are Different: For the most part, Genie was consistent with how the 20th century Western world viewed genies, although he had a few new twists. He was one of the first genies to want to be set free, and the first genie that could not kill.
  • Papa Wolf: Do not hurt or threaten Aladdin.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite being a very important character, the Genie serves as a comic relief element in each of his appearances. Justified since his voice actor in Return Of Jafar is famous for portraying Homer Simpson.
  • Pom Pom Girl: Takes on a pom squad appearance during the fight between Aladdin and Jafar despite technically being male, until the latter tells him to cut it out.
  • Reality Warper: He has PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS that are certainly far beyond that of any human sorcerer, but he does explicitly state three limitations to them: he cannot kill (directly), make someone fall in love, or bring the dead back to life (though he implies that he can bring people Back from the Dead... but he won't: Came Back Wrong is implied.)
    • He also cannot allow "substitutions, exchanges, or refunds" on wishes. Which means that he cannot undo any wish he grants.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a short one to Aladdin when the latter, initially, backs out of his promise to free him, noting that he can't uphold the masquerade of being Prince Ali without the Genie nor become a Sultan without Genie's help:
    The Genie: I understand. After all, you've lied to everyone else. Hey, I was beginning to feel left out. Now if you excuse me, master.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Carpet's blue. He's energetic and boisterous, while Carpet is The Quiet One.
  • Relationship Upgrade: A non romantic example. In the first movie, Aladdin and him go from a typical master and servant relationship to becoming best friends. To the point where Genie was willing to give up his chance of freedom so Aladdin could be with his love. After seeing the world, he returns to Agrabah to be with his friends.
  • Rule of Three: Besides the Three Wishes, he also has three exceptions as follows:
  • Sad Clown: In the first film, his over-the-top antics and corny jokes cover up the fact that he's trapped, miserable, and lonely. He notably gets less flamboyant and a bit more grounded (though still a joker) as his friendship with Aladdin grows stronger. However, once he is released from the lamp, he remains as goofy as ever.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: He was stuck in his lamp in the Cave of Wonders for ten thousand years before Aladdin found him.
  • Shipper on Deck: Pro Aladdin/Jasmine, to the point where he is willing to give up his freedom to see them together:
    Genie: Al, no problem. You've still got one wish left. Just say the word and you're a prince again.
    Aladdin: But Genie, what about your freedom?
    Genie: Hey, it's only an eternity of servitude. This is love. Al, you're not gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I've looked.
  • Story-Breaker Power: PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS and a free genie would make story conflict difficult. Because of this, his powers were nerfed upon being freed from the lamp. In the series as well, there was often someone who could match him (like another genie) or some kind of Mage Killer etc.
  • Three Wishes: And only three. One of the rules of being a genie is that you can't wish for more wishes.
    "And ix-nay on the wishing for more wishes. That's it, three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges, or refunds."
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: He seems to be a bit slower on the uptake in the series than he did in the movies.
  • The Trickster: Slightly less so than Aladdin. He'll grant wishes, but he'll put on a show first.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has an extremely big upper body and much smaller lower half, though the fact that his lower half is usually a ghost-like tail distracts from it. It's much more noticeable when he's pretending to be human, or in the animated series where he uses legs more often.
  • The Unfettered: He literally becomes this at the end of the first movie; wishing him free negates his problems with only being able to use his magic when a master commands it, and with having his life bound to his lamp. Implicitly, it also removes the restrictions on how he can use his magic, meaning that once freed, Genie can technically kill people. Fortunately, he's far too nice a guy to do something like that.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: His most commonly used power, and there's never any established limits on it. He can morph into all kinds of things, including Steamboat Willie.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
    • Genie is powerless if placed into a container (like a jar) with a lid or stopper of some kind, and no gaps whatsoever.
    • If his lamp is whatever reason destroyed, then so will he...though he loses this weakness once he is freed from the lamp.
    • Also, guava juice makes genies lose control of their powers.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's really afraid of Mukhtars, who are the natural enemies of all genies.
  • The Worf Effect: He gets hit with this in The Return of Jafar, to showcase how much being free from the lamp has weakened him. During the "You're Only Second Rate" number, Jafar, who Genie gave his power to and logically could not have been more powerful than Genie before he was free, shrugs off everything Genie throws at him, toys with him, and captures him with ease.


As princess of Agrabah, she must marry by her sixteenth birthday, yet only wishes to marry for love. Tired of the confines of palace life, she escapes and meets a peasant thief named Aladdin, whose life she saves when he is caught by the thugs of the evil vizier to her father, Jafar, before being returned to the palace. With the help of the Genie, Aladdin later becomes Prince Ali unbeknownst to Jasmine and tries to win her heart.

Voiced by: Linda Larkin-Vasquez (speaking), Lea Salonga (singing), Liz Callaway (singing)

  • Action Girl: Not so much in the movies, but very much so in the series. There she often helps Aladdin beat the bad guy of the week, and in several episodes, she does it by herself.
  • Adaptational Badass: In two ways.
    • In the original tale, the Princess was a beautiful, but otherwise flat, Love Interest. In this adaptation, she's now a Rebellious Princess who impresses Aladdin by being smart and fun, as well as pretty.
    • She also starts to kick a lot more butt in the series than in the movies.
  • Badass Princess: Again, she's one in the series.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She used to provide the page image.
  • Battle Couple: With Aladdin — this becomes more evident in the TV series and last sequel, with the two of them fighting their enemies together.
  • Bedlah Babe: She is possibly the single most famous bedlah-wearer, in the harem pants and the little off-the-shoulder belly top, and probably the premier example in fiction (so much so that Halloween versions of this dress are often deliberately modelled after her). Jafar dresses her up in an even skimpier red version when he enslaves her.
  • Berserk Button: Does not like being used by others.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In two ways: Firstly: She's sweet, caring and pure-hearted, but it is not wise to make her angry at you. Secondly: Underestimating her is a very bad idea. Villains and non-villains alike, including Aladdin, always learn this the hard way. Case in point, when Jafar leads everyone to believe that he had Aladdin executed, Jasmine all but says that her first act as queen will be to have Jafar executed.
    Jasmine: "At least some good will come out of my being forced to marry. When I am queen, I will have the power to get rid of you!"
  • Birds of a Feather: With Aladdin. They both bond over how they feel trapped in their respective lives, though it seems to be Opposites Attract at first since she's a princess and Aladdin's a street rat.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Jasmine's Iconic Outfit consists of a sea green cropped top, pants, ponytail bands, and headband.
  • Daddy's Girl: She's a cross between this and Rebellious Princess, as she loves her father dearly, but doesn't always see eye-to-eye with him.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Capture and other forms of distress were common in the movies and series but she rescued herself often enough and was never docile about it. One example in the movie is distracting Jafar while Aladdin went for the lamp and one from the series was her escape attempts from the Enchanted Garden.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Aladdin (under his Prince Ali guise) in the original film. Initially she's as impressed with him as with her other suitors (That is, not at all). "A Whole New World" is the bulk of it, and concludes when she deduces that "Prince Ali" is actually "The boy from the market", who she fell in love with earlier.
  • Dude Magnet: Besides Aladdin and Jafar, there have been other princes attempting to ask for hand in marriage. Aside from Aladdin who did truly love her, this seems to be more about getting her political influence.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Her outfit is fairly loaded with jewels in the merchandise.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Her "Scourge of the Desert" costume in Forget Me Lots.
  • Friend to All Children: She has shown this many times, especially in the series episode "The Ethereal", where she sacrifices herself to save a child, and gets better soon afterward.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She even sympathizes with Arbutus after he kidnaps her, when she realizes that all of his plants are still living things.
  • Girly Bruiser: Mainly in the series where she is more a tough Action Girl, but still a very feminine princess at heart.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She has a very feminine side and isn't afraid to use her feminine wiles to help Aladdin and is always wearing fine jewels and clothes. In the TV series, she gushes over fashion. She is also strong-willed, a tough fighter, and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Jafar makes Princess Jasmine wear a red harem outfit, although her normal clothes don't cover much more; they're just blue. Once he's defeated they turn back, confirming they were magical in nature.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Her necklace and earrings.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Some of The Merch gives her a purple Pimped-Out Dress (but still has a bared midriff).
  • Hair Decorations: Her headband.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The original Aladdin movie has an in-universe example when Jafar puts Jasmine in Go-Go Enslavement. It cuts lower at cleavage and crotch (and higher under her cleavage!) to emphasize this.
  • Hidden Depths: Comes off at first as the stereotypical shallow princess but is in fact very intelligent and well educated as well as brave and strong.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Invokes this trope as part of We Need a Distraction. However, this actually happens to her for real in the TV show episodes "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" and "While the City Snoozes." She's also a Criminal Amnesiac in "Forget Me Lots."
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Although after the first attempt ending so disastrously (and then shortly meeting Ali after), she stops trying. In the series though, she has far more freedom than before and goes with Aladdin on his adventures. She still wants freedom but is more smart about it.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Along with Ariel, she has the most exaggerated figure of any Disney Princess or heroine.
  • "I Want" Song: In both of the musical stage adaptations, she gets one. In the "Aladdin Musical Spectacular" stage show at Disneyland, it's "To Be Free", and in the Broadway Musical, it's "These Palace Walls".
  • Leitmotif: Heard prominently about twenty seconds into "Jasmine Runs Away."
  • Lady of War: She's shown to be a capable fighter despite her demure and graceful manner. This is especially shown in Aladdin and the king of thieves when she is fighting some of the thieves and even pushed a heavy statue on them in the climax.
  • Love at First Sight: She and Aladdin fall in love after meeting for the first time.
  • Marry for Love: If she's gotta get married, it better be to the guy she wants!
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has many fans, both in real life and in the actual film series. Definitely an attractive Disney Princess, especially in her red slave suit. Plus, she is the first (human) princess that wear a Bare Your Midriff outfit.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite her appearance, Jasmine has impressive physical strength, as she could push over a large statue in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and a boulder in "My Fair Aladdin" and beat a thug with one punch in Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
  • Nice Girl: Jasmine is extremely compassionate and caring whether towards her kingdom, her family, her friends, and especially Aladdin, whom she treats as a best friend, as well as a lover.
  • Official Couple: With Aladdin.
  • Omniglot: Jasmine briefly mentioned in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams that she speaks several languages.
  • Out of Focus: Played with. She's first Disney Princess to be a Deuteragonist rather than a Protagonist, but she still has a very big role. Despite being a deuteragonist, Jasmine has the most screen time of all the Disney Princesses, being in three movies, a TV series, a short, a Broadway play, and some video games. note 
  • Parent Service: Probably the most sexualized of any of the Disney Princesses, presumably because the movie is about Aladdin and she's meant to be seen through his eyes.
  • Plucky Girl: Among other things, she managed to sneak out of the palace and openly stood up to Jafar.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Until Tangled, she had the longest hair of any Disney Princess and still does if you discount magical enhancement.
  • Rebellious Princess: Not only does she not want to get married, she also doesn't enjoy the confinements of palace life—therefore she is the most quintessential example in the line. This is why she and Aladdin get along.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Jasmine cares a great deal about her kingdom, and has shown to sacrifice herself many times for the safety of her subjects, as seen in "Bad Mood Rising" and "The Ethereal". In Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, it is shown that Jasmine has an outstanding desire to contribute to her kingdom, in ways that don't include flaunting her status as a princess.
  • Runaway Fiancée: Really any fiancee, since Jasmine wasn't interested in marrying for anything but love, hence the reason she starts hooking up with Aladdin. He was what she was looking for in a husband, a kind man who treated her as a person rather than an object for political gain.
  • She's Got Legs: As shown in "A Sultan Worth His Salt", Jasmine has rather shapely legs.
  • Show Some Leg: The only Disney Princess who tries to bait the villain with her affections. It almost worked, if not for the reflection of the tiara she wore.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Doesn't give one flying rat's ass about all the rich, snobby princes trying to woo her, and instead goes for the poor but good-hearted Aladdin. He treats her like a real person rather than an object for political gain as other suitors had done before. The whole film gives the message of Be Yourself.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Her life is especially shown to be grand and sumptuous. In the animated series, she tends to try to use her status as Princess of Agrabah to bark orders at villains. It never works. Despite her privileged upbringing, she has a good heart and genuinely wants to help people. She even falls in love with Aladdin, a poor thief, and never is bothered by his lower status.
  • Stripperiffic: Jasmine's regular outfit is pretty revealing, but her slave outfit manages to be even more so.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Except for the hairstyle, Jasmine looks exactly like her deceased mother.
  • Taken for Granite: There was an episode in the TV Series where Mozenrath turned Jasmine to stone.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Sadira's Tomboy.
  • Tomboy Princess: Mainly in the series where she is more rowdy and much tougher, but is still a very feminine princess at heart.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Princess Jasmine was noticeably more of an Action Girl than in the two preceding films. This got even more pronounced when certain spells got put on her:
    • In "Sandswitch", Jasmine is given memories of a life as a street rat. The new Jasmine is introduced effortlessly beating up four of the royal guards to rescue Abu and Iago.
    • In "Forget Me Lots", Jasmine's memory is removed and she's told that she is Harmless Villain Abis Mal's daughter, and one of the most evil and feared people in the area. This causes her to instantly become a marvelous Dark Action Girl who takes over the palace almost singlehandedly, then gives herself a Klingon Promotion when she realizes how useless Abis Mal is.
    • In "Eye of the Beholder", Jasmine is turned into a naga. Even though she's horrified of her snake tail, she puts it to very good use a few times on the way to find a cure.
    • In "A Sultan Worth His Salt", Jasmine receives warrior training after being kidnapped by a group of Amazons.
    • This carries over into the final sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves, where she holds her own against the Forty Thieves, all of which are at least twice her size.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her outfit was colored a bright blue to invoke the idea of an oasis in the desert.
  • Tsundere: More sweet than harsh; Jasmine only ever reacts poorly to the people she believes are trying to use her, and otherwise she is a sunny and friendly person. However, she is very quick to deflate pomposity and tell those who appear interested in her only for her beauty and kingdom exactly what she thinks of them.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: As is generally true of many comic-relief Disney dads, the Sultan is a short, fat man (though technically he's not ugly either), and his daughter is beautiful and willowy.
  • Uptown Girl: The daughter of the local Sultan who falls for a "street rat".
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: It's best to leave her fiancé (later husband), Aladdin, alone unless you won't to face Jasmine's wrath.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: A few times she can come off as over-reacting and unreasonable. This is mostly due to her frustration of being ordered around.
  • Younger Than They Look: She's only fifteen at the start of the film, but is presumably sixteen by the end. In Eye of the Beholder she's nearly seventeen.

"He hates fireworks, and he really doesn't like flying either."

Voiced by: Frank Welker

Aladdin's oldest friend, a highly intelligent monkey with a strong streak of kleptomania and a natural gift for thievery.
  • Big Eater: He chows into things that are nearly as big as he is.
  • Butt Monkey: Although not as badly as Iago, he does tend to get hurt or humilated for drama (and, to a lesser extent, comedy).
  • Empathy Pet: To Aladdin for the thieving. He also points out his Love at First Sight with Jasmine.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He's a monkey and Aladdin's Non-Human Sidekick.
  • Freudian Excuse: "Seems Like Old Crimes" explains that Abu was trained by a trio of thieves. It's implied that he's constantly stealing because the trio never let him have a piece of the take (and stole what Aladdin had given to him).
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears an open vest and a fez.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Only Iago seems to fully understand what he's saying all the time. Aladdin can just understand him through expressions and body language.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Much more selfish and greedy than the other main characters (not including Iago), and can get frustrated rather quickly. However he's kindhearted, loyal and willing to risk his life to save Aladdin and his friends.
  • The Lancer: Aladdin's sidekick.
  • Lovable Rogue: Like Aladdin. He's thief and a kleptomaniac, but also funny, likable and a good friend to Aladdin.
  • Master of Unlocking: He has a set of lockpicks hidden away in his vest. He uses them to free Aladdin from jail.
  • The Millstone: In the Cave of Wonders, he grabs a huge ruby out of a monkey idol's paws, initiating the destruction of the cave.
  • Mischief Making Monkey: His thieving habits cause a lot of trouble.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: A new world monkey in the Middle East?
  • Money Fetish: He's just about as greedy as Iago is (hence why he fell for the Schmuck Bait ruby in the Cave of Wonders that nearly got him killed), which is why they're surprisingly close, even if they act like they hate each other. In the cartoon series, he and Iago often egg each other on in the pursuit of treasure from their adventuring.
  • Naughty Is Good: He's quite mischievous and sneaky, despite being one of the good guys.
  • Never Bareheaded: Also much like Aladdin.
  • Nice Hat: Just like Aladdin's hat, no less. It turns out Aladdin even bought Abu that hat.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Noticeably more selfish than Aladdin, and continues to be exceedingly sneaky even into the sequels. Monkeys don't share well.
  • Prehensile Tail: He's a cartoon monkey. Of course he can use his tail to manipulate and carry stuff.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: What would you expect of a Disney Non-Human Sidekick? Just look at him! He's adorable.
  • Silent Snarker: From time to time. Just look at his expression in the above pic!
  • The Sneaky Guy: He's very good at sneaking around, even more so than Aladdin thanks to his smaller size, and he often uses this to help the others.
  • Spanner in the Works: In the first movie, after Jafar betrays Aladdin and tries to kill him, Abu attacks him and secretly steals the lamp.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Though he can make noise, he can't speak. Iago can apparently understand what Abu says, though.
  • Sticky Fingers: He'll steal anything not nailed down. This really gets him in trouble in the Cave of Wonders.
  • The Unintelligible: A little harder to notice. Most of the time it just sounds like monkey noises. But there are times when you can make out the human language. Like "Ahhraadeeen" or "eaahh shwuaah".
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Aladdin.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Iago.

"Look at this! I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!"

Originally Jafar's loyal if often abused sidekick, Iago the Parrot is sealed away with Jafar inside of the lamp at the end of the first film. Instrumental in freeing the both of them from the sandy wastes of the desert, he abandons Jafar and sets out to find his own path in life, ultimately ending up a somewhat reluctant friend to Aladdin and company.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Called "Giblet" by Queen Thundra.
  • Anti-Hero: After his Heel–Face Turn. He retains his Jerkass personality and negative traits from the first movie, but he always comes through for the heroes when needed.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Though he wasn't necessarily a bad guy at the time, ends up being the one to kill Jafar in the sequel, and in the series, his brazen confidence left over from his time as a villain has come in useful to the heroes.
  • Becoming the Mask: It's implied subtly that, over the course of the series, Iago actually comes to not only have a stronger moral streak, but to actually enjoy adventuring. Which would explain why he decides to leave Agrabah and adventure with Cassim at the end of The King of Thieves instead of just enjoying the life of luxury that a presumably more settled-down Aladdin and Jasmine would offer.
  • Being Evil Sucks: In the TV series episode "Poor Iago" Iago becomes extremely greedy (even more than usual) only for him to receive all sorts of nasty punishments because of his behavior. This causes him to have an epiphany and he attempts to completely reform his ways, becoming kind-hearted and generous. However...
  • Being Good Sucks: ...this winds up backfiring on him as well. He ultimately decides it's best to just stick with a balance and not be too much of a jerk, but don't be too nice either.
  • Berserk Button: "Polly want a cracker." In the first movie, the Sultan was constantly feeding him "moldy, disgusting crackers". He decided to return the favor when Jafar rose to power. In the second movie, Jafar reminding him that he would have still been in the bazaar without him spouting that same line was the last straw. And in the third movie, just as Cassim was going to repeat that line, Iago said if he finished he'd "let [him] have it on principle!"
  • Big Damn Heroes: He pulls an epic one in the end of the second movie, which results in Jafar being killed.
  • Breakout Character: He rivals Genie with popularity. Enough that he reforms in "Return of Jafar" and has episodes dedicated to him in the series.
  • Butt Monkey: The movie writers' mantra: "When in doubt, hurt the bird."
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: In The Return of Jafar. He opts to bail just before the final confrontation with Jafar. Just when things are looking bleak for our heroes, Iago comes charging into the fight and manages to snatch Jafar's genie lamp. Despite being injured by a magical blast, Iago is able to shove the lamp into a pool of lava, destroying Jafar and saving the day.
  • Cowardly Lion: From the end of the second movie, onwards. He'll bitch and complain but, when the chips are down, he'll do the right thing.
  • Defector from Decadence: Severs his ties with Jafar once realizing staying with him doesn't bode well for his future.
  • Determinator: Arguably more vulnerable than the rest of the characters, but makes up for it in guile and gumption.
  • Didn't Want an Adventure: Iago complains often of the dangerous situations Aladdin and crew drag him on. However, when given the chance to stay home and be safe, he finds that he would rather be out on adventures.
  • Dirty Coward: For much of the second movie, he spent a lot of time looking out for himself almost exclusively although unlike many of the examples here, he can be courageous and selfless. He grows out of this at the end.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: His relationship with Thundra. She's a powerful nature goddess, Iago just a regular bird.
  • The Door Slams You: Both he and Jafar get this going into the last chorus of "Prince Ali" in the original film, when Jafar shuts the door on the parade only for them to kick it in and slam him and Iago into the wall.
  • The Drag-Along: In the series he is the quintessential embodiment of this trope. He's more concerned with living in the lap of luxury and staying out of danger, and, as a Card Carrying Coward, is none too happy with being dragged along on some grand adventure every other day (which is understandable, since he's a bit of a pain magnet).
  • The Dragon: In the first movie. He is Jafar's parrot who makes trouble for the heroes in stealing their possessions, deceiving them with fake voices, and acting as a sort of sentry before the final conflict.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Abu. Both bad-tempered, greedy, cheeky sidekicks but Iago is more ruthless and (used to) work for Jafar.
  • Evil Redhead: At first.
  • Familiar: Word of God states that he's this for Jafar; one of the concepts behind Iago's character is that Jafar transferred some of his emotions to Iago so that he would be free of distractions and better at conjuring magic. Of course, Iago is too small to actually suppress those emotions himself so you've got yourself a feathered Gilbert Gottfried.
  • Feathered Fiend: In the first movie he was just as cruel as Jafar. Even in the series, he's still the nastiest member of the group, which the group is more than willing to exploit if they need someone who can be unreservedly spiteful or vicious. Aladdin might be too nice a guy to sic a magic-devouring monster on an Evil Sorcerer — but he's got no qualms about letting Iago do it for him.
    Jafar: "I love the way your foul little mind works!"
  • Feather Fingers: He's got some dexterous wings, holding crackers or tearing out his own feathers with them.
  • Fiery Redhead: Technically, he has red feathers, but he's got attitude.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Zigzagged. He elicits a lot of complaints and teasing from the others in the group for his flaws and his trouble-making, but they still trust and care for him, and he reciprocates as best he can given his personality.
  • Greed: Even after his Heel–Face Turn he still maintains his greedy qualities. He particularly seems to like caviar, manicures and vibrating chairs.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Since the first movie Iago is a hot-tempered and easily angered character in contrast to his boss Jafar who is more calm and collected for the most part (at least before he gets hammy towards the end). Jafar and Iago were originally supposed to have switched personalities, since Jafar was initially scripted as a hot-tempered character and Iago as the cool-headed one.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He spent the entirety of the first film on Jafar's side. The beginning of the second film, The Return of Jafar, sees Iago escape from Jafar's lamp and slowly turn face over the course of the movie, even offing Jafar for good by kicking his lamp into magma. Not that Iago's all that heroic, but his conscience does get the better of him on a number of occasions.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Switching sides three times in The Return of Jafar, and then conspiring with Cassim in King of Thieves.
  • Hidden Depths: There's actually a braver and more noble side to Iago. He just chooses to pretend it isn't there as much as he can. Also, he's surprisingly informed on magic and arcana.
  • I Choose to Stay: Inverted after the third movie, where he chooses to leave the palace after Aladdin's marriage to Jasmine and travel the world with Cassim.
  • The Imp: Small, loud, motor-mouthed and less than moral, as well as having a propensity to stir up trouble, intentionally and otherwise.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Frequently described as "a feathered Gilbert Gottfried".
  • Jerkass: In the original movie, where he's an obnoxious and cruel sidekick for Jafar.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Iago may be cowardly and smug to the point of being neurotic, but given that he's often dragged against his will around the world to face very powerful supernatural beings, it's not without reason. He also sometimes provides sensible explanations to problems, like when he was the first one to realize that Harud's "Curse of Clumsiness" was just a mind trick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As his character develops he becomes a good guy, but is still usually out for himself alone and greedy to a fault.
  • Large Ham: Example from the TV Show:
  • Laser-Guided Karma: A frequent victim of this.
  • Manipulative Bastard: A master of this.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He does several impressions in the first film, and they are dead on accurate.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the notorious villain from Othello; while not as evil, he's every bit as manipulative. This reference was humorously lampsheded in the episode "The Vapor Chase", where he mentions he has a twin brother named Othello. Additionally, Iago means, "The Supplanter".
  • The Millstone: In the TV series, a lot of the problems Aladdin and the gang go through wind up being the result of Iago's greed, ego, and/or cowardice. However, there are also several times where he still winds up contributing greatly to the group as well in spite of these vices.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: He's a South American parrot in the Middle East. Jafar found him in the bazaar and taught him how to talk.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The primary reason for his Heel–Face Turn: he's tired of constantly being abused and pushed around by Jafar.
  • Money Fetish: Unabashedly the greediest member of the series and always eager for cash.
  • Mr. Exposition: He shares this role with Genie in the series, often waxing forth on facts relating to various magical conundrums and obstacles they encounter. Generally, if it relates to Black Magic or Evil Sorcerers, Iago will be the one explaining things, courtesy of his time as Jafar's familiar.
  • The Napoleon: He usually takes this role when he works with Abu and Genie.
  • No Indoor Voice: What did you expect from Gilbert Gottfried?
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In the first movie, he pretended to be an ordinary parrot when around characters other than Jafar.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: Interestingly, for most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. In the second movie, Jafar claims that "If it weren't for me, you'd still be in a cage at the bazaar squawking 'Polly want a cracker'", which is sometimes taken to mean that Iago was a normal parrot whom Jafar made articulate with some sort of magic. On the other hand, no one seems to find it surprising that Iago is articulate.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: While no longer evil, he still retains a rather unpleasant disposition.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He is this to both Jafar and later Aladdin.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempted at the end of the first movie, but it doesn't work out, as Jafar pulls him into his lamp with him.
  • Sixth Ranger: With doses of The Lancer.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's arrogant and egotistical, despite the fact he has no magical powers, political status or combat skills.
  • Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick: To Jafar initially, but also after his Heel–Face Turn in the sequels and television series. Later leaves Aladdin and becomes Cassim's sidekick.
  • Stationary Wings: The fact that he can express with his wings in mid-air makes you think he's floating.
  • Taken for Granite: Gets slowly turned to stone in the episode The Day The Bird Stood Still
  • Talking Animal: Unlike Abu and Rajah, Iago is fully voiced. Fitting, since he's a parrot and justified by the fact that Jafer uplifted him with magic.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Does this a little in the series. In "The Vapor Chase" it goes hand in hand with a Catapult Nightmare: "You got the wrong guy! You want my evil twin brother, Othello!"
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to Thundra's Huge Girl.
  • Token Evil Teammate: After his Heel–Face Turn. He's not quite as malicious as he was in the first film, but he's a lot more ruthless and vice-driven than anyone else. On occasion, he made subtle attempts to steal the Sultan's jewels and gold.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starting with the final act of the second movie onwards, being more braver and willing to stand up for his friends.
  • Toothy Bird: As pictured in the trope page, he sports a fine set of choppers.
  • Uplifted Animal: The sequel implies (and Word of God confirms) that Iago's sentience and other abnormal qualities can be traced back to Jafar's magic.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tends toward this: in the first movie, he has a relationship like this with Jafar until their falling out in the sequel. He is like this with the rest of the team in the series, though he gets especially close (and insulting) to Abu and Genie. Aladdin also, probably at least right behind them. He doesn't fight with Aladdin but he does talk down to him.
  • Voice Changeling: His specialty. Justified because he's a parrot.
  • Wild Card: Throughout all three movies and the series, Iago is about as reliable morality-wise as a chocolate teapot. In fact rather less so, as a chocolate teapot is not capable of good or evil, whereas Iago is capable of both or neither depending on his mood.

    The Carpet 
"Yo Rugman! Haven't seen you in a few millenia, give me some tassel!"
The Genie upon seeing Carpet again
Voiced by: N/A

An enchanted carpet that has been trapped in the Cave of Wonders for an untold time, this magical rug is capable of flight and is a sentient being in its own right. He and the Genie are old friends, in part due to spending so long in the Cave together.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: He's a sentient (and flying) carpet.
  • Bash Brothers: He and Genie work particularly well together and have known each other for a very long time.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Often catches the heroes mid-air.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: To Abu in the first movie.
  • Face Palm: Manages to do this without a face or a palm. It uses its corner tassels as makeshift "hands".
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: A helpful and useful Non-Human Sidekick who helps the heroes several times.
  • Leitmotif: Yes, even the Carpet gets one. You can hear a soft variation of it when they first meet Carpet, followed by a bombastic version during the escape from the cave. It returns as Aladdin and Abu escape the ends of the earth later on.
  • Magic Carpet: Well, obviously. He's a carpet that can rapidly transport people who sit on top of it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Genie's red oni. He's The Quiet One while Genie is boisterous and energetic.
  • The Reliable One: Big time. He's just a carpet, but a heroic, intelligent carpet who is always there whenever Aladdin and the others need him.
  • Running Gag: Constantly besting Genie at various games.
  • Shipper on Deck: Aladdin and Jasmine's First Kiss happened thanks to him.
  • The Silent Bob: Justified; he's a carpet. He can't talk!
  • Silent Snarker: Several times, like in the scene with Aladdin and Jasmine after the "A Whole New World" song. See also Face Palm.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He has shown to possess an almost-human level of intelligence, due to his Hypercompetent Sidekick role.
  • The Speechless: It's a carpet. He may be sentient, but is not exactly prone to conversation.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: In the first two films, he's destroyed at some point—in the first, Jafar unravels him and in the second Jafar turns him into glass and shatters him. Both times, he's restored to normal after Jafar's defeated.
  • That One Player: To Genie. It's a Running Gag throughout the entire series, cartoon and films alike, that he always bests Genie in whatever game they're playing.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He can be beaten by particularly heavy piece of furniture, or someone with a knowledge of basic knots. Also, getting ripped or having a part of him burned off wrecks his ability to fly.

    The Sultan
"I'm not going to be around forever, and I just want to make sure you're taken care of."

Voiced by: Douglas Seale /Val Bettin

The benevolent and good-natured Sultan of Agrabah, Jasmine's father loves his people but especially his daughter and wishes only for her to be happy and taken care of. So, he tries to get her betrothed to an Arranged Marriage, but fails because no prince is ever good enough for her. When she falls in love with Aladdin, who also saves Agrabah from the tyranny of Jafar, he gives them his blessing to wed.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the TV series.
  • Adipose Rex: Age and high living have made him quite roly-poly.
  • Badass Beard: He has a big one.
  • Badass Grandpa: For the most part, averted... though in some episodes of the series he shows this such as the episode where he impressed the man-hating amazons.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While he is typically cheerful and rather childish, when his daughter and/or his city is in danger, he will fight back.
  • Big Good: As the kind, benevolent Sultan of Agrabah.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Even bigger than his daughter's.
  • Bumbling Dad: To Jasmine. Not stupid, but somewhat childish and gullible.
  • Clueless Boss: His default state, especially in the first movie. Every now and then in the series however he would show moments of competence.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He seems to be a bumbling, almost childlike figure most commonly, but he was a pretty good adventurer and warlord in his younger days, and he still retains something of his old skills.
  • Doting Parent: The Sultan loves Jasmine more than anything else (even the TV series a villain takes her because she is his most precious treasure). Though he wants her to be married, he doesn't pressure a marriage for wealth or political gain as most rulers would have done at the time and refuses to choose someone for her that she hates. He has no issue with her marrying a commoner when he sees how much they love each other.
  • Genius Ditz: He's a competent ruler, but he seems hopelessly inept at reading people and is generally incredibly scatterbrained.
  • Good Counterpart: He's Jafar's opposite both physically and mentally.
  • The Good King: It's shown in the TV series. When Jasmine tells him about the impoverished people in his kingdom, he expresses concern. His inflection implies "I gotta do something about that."
  • Good Parents: Despite his flaws, he is a good father to Jasmine. He wants her to marry but doesn't want it to be to someone she hates.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The Trope Namer! The movie even lampshades this when the Sultan prides himself to be an excellent judge of character, and Iago grumbles his sarcastic "NOT!"
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He's normally docile, child-like and fun-loving, but he knows when to put his foot down when he has to.
  • Leitmotif: A cute li'l Fanfare.
  • Man Child: At times he acts very childish, such as collecting toys and getting really excited when riding the carpet.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: Although he wasn't any taller when he was younger either.
  • Nice Guy: Shown to be a very kind and generous person. He actually has no personal problems with Jasmine marrying outside of royalty, it's just that royal customs forbid it. And he forgot that he makes the royal customs.
  • No Name Given: Although the lyrics for the unused reprises for Arabian Nights reveal that his name is Hamed. Also, in one episode of the series, the ghost of his grandfather calls him "Bobo."
  • Papa Wolf: Do not harm his daughter or his city. He will hunt you down.
  • Parental Substitute: Strangely enough, he is like this to Aladdin, his son-in-law. He is more a father than Aladdin ever had. He gives him training and encouragement and treats him in a fatherly sort of way rather than having a stereotypical resentful relationship with him. He even calls him "My boy". Despite the resentment from other royals, he shows Aladdin respect and treats him well. He even expresses concern for Aladdin when he is captured by Mozenrath and sends his finest men to rescue him. Though it doesn't quite work out, it's a nice gesture.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Sometimes he comes off as pretty on the ball under his bubbliness, but at others he just seems wholly inept, such as that one time where he's apparently totally unaware that there are poor people in Agrabah.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his flaws, he's generally a worthy ruler knowing when to put his power into good use. In The King of Thieves, he agrees to drop all charges against Aladdin for busting Cassim free because Aladdin only did so out of love and willingly came back to accept the consequences(plus he does like Aladdin and respects him). That's on top of changing the law so that Jasmine can Marry for Love.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: On occasion in the television show. The end of the first movie has him realize how outdated the law is, and how much Aladdin has proven himself, so he revokes it.
  • Retired Badass: If the stories about his past are true he's had an eventful life before settling down.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Though it takes him a movie to realize he can.
  • Weak-Willed: Implied; Jafar hypnotized him a lot in the first film and he was rarely able to fight it. The only time he came close was when Jafar tried to get him to set him up with Jasmine—first when he objects on the grounds that Jafar's too old for Jasmine and second when Genie's band snaps him out of it. So while he usually is, his concern for his daughter is still stronger.

Voiced by: Frank Welker

Princess Jasmine's large yet loyal and loving pet tiger.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: He acts like a (very tough) house cat.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Not to the extent of Abu, but he's pretty smart for an animal, assisting Jasmine in her escape from the palace and even comforting her while she's grieving for Aladdin, whom Jasmine, thanks to Jafar's trickery, believed to have been executed.
  • Cats Are Mean: Initially, before he warms up to Aladdin and later the reformed Iago.
  • Cool Pet: He's completely loyal and devoted to Jasmine.
  • Cute Kitten: Turned into one by Jafar (temporarily) in the first movie.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the TV Series, due to low-budget animation studios having trouble drawing his stripes properly on a consistent basis. Although primarily a mere minor character in the TV series, Rajah played a some major roles in a few episodes (such as Sandswitch, To Cure a Thief, Forget Me Lots and much more).
  • Empathy Pet: Much like Abu is this to Aladdin, Rajah serves as this to Jasmine.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Even after the fully redeemed Iago kicked Jafar's lamp into the lava, destroying him forever, Rajah, though warmed up to the parrot, still has somewhat of a strained relationship with Iago; as he constantly threatens to eat the cowardly parrot if he doesn't cooperate in doing our heroes' requests.
  • Panthera Awesome: Although he acts more like an oversized housecat.
  • Running Gag: In the TV series, whenever Iago refuses our hero's requests (i.e watching out for Abu, stating he can't change the alternated time line), Rajah threatens to eat the parrot, and Iago relents.
  • Undying Loyalty: For Jasmine.

"I'll have your hands for a trophy, street rat!"

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Chief of the Sultan's guards, Razoul is the enforcer of law and order in Agrabah, and holds a particular resentment for Aladdin, who has a past of escaping him and making he and his men seem like fools.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: It doesn't matter if you're an old man or a woman, or if you're a Justified Criminal like Aladdin who only steals food to survive. If you commit a crime, he will come after you. Truth in Television: Medieval era laws and punishments were very harsh, no matter where in the world you were.
  • Badass Beard: Zigzagged in that Razoul's not much of a threat in the series, but still, he sports a very impressive chin-warmer.
  • Butt Monkey: More so in the series, where he is routinely trounced, defeated or humiliated, especially by the various monsters of the week.
  • Chained Heat: With Aladdin in the TV series finale. Even better, it was a magic chain. If they got along, it was long; disagreeing, short; and if they started fighting, the shackles fused together. Goes back and forth given their contempt for each other.
  • Determinator: The first film establishes that he has been after Aladdin for quite some time.
  • Grumpy Bear: We rarely ever see him happy about anything, and the one time he was, it quickly got snatched away by the King of Thieves. Given everything he'd done before, it was actually pretty satisfying.
  • Inspector Javert: Even after Aladdin becomes Jasmine's fiancé, Razoul will look for any excuse to arrest Aladdin or make things hard for the "street rat."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Largely averted. While his job is to maintain law and order in Agrabah, he clearly views the violence the job requires of him as an honor and a privilege, even doing more than necessary, once proudly proclaiming he'd take both of Aladdin's hands where one was the custom, and even says he plans to keep them as trophies. He's also well aware Aladdin only steals so as not to starve and makes clear even if he had never stolen, he'd still hate him for being a street rat. In fact, he actually brings up the "street rat" business far more often than the "criminal business." Overall, his resent and mistrust seem to be founded largely because of Aladdin's former social status, with him bringing up his former criminal status mainly to justify his not-quite-so-just contempt.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He doesn't even try to hide his dislike of Aladdin even after the Sultan and Jasmine accept him, but he still at least tolerates his presence and is willing to work with him when the situation calls for it. When Agrabah is attacked by Aziz, he stops Aladdin from going to the palace rather than having him meet the same fate.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite having had a direct hand in multiple occasions when Aladdin has nearly died, he never faces any significant punishment. Though getting his lights punched out by the King of Thieves was pretty satisfying.
  • Mythology Gag: In The King of Thieves, Razoul is shown initially bungling the magic words to access the lair of the 40 Thieves. This is a reference to Ali-Baba's brother in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, who got caught in the thieves' lair because he forgot the magic password after he got inside, leaving him trapped in their treasury.
  • Psycho for Hire: A truly sadistic bastard who enjoys killing and violence and general and even takes pride in it. In the first movie, his first scene has him gunning for Aladdin for stealing a loaf of bread. His first words? "I will take your hands for a trophy, street rat!" Later on, he eagerly and readily attempts to drown Aladdin/Prince Ali in the ocean under Jafar's orders, and in The Return of Jafar, when Jafar's Evil Plan leads him to think that Aladdin had killed the Sultan, he's so eager to see it happen that he plays the executioner himself. However, when the Sultan, overshadowed by an evil spirit, ordered Jasmine to be executed, he wasn't comfortable with being the one to do the job. Considering that at times he was about to execute Aladdin, it seems more like he's eager to kill Aladdin. And he might be a sadist who enjoys killing merely because he was told so by his superiors but he is also genuinely loyal to the Sultan and the princess.
  • Red Shirt Army: This is very evident where the Royal Guards had difficulty defeating Dominus Tusk.
  • The Resenter: A mild version occasionally shows in the TV series, he's evidently not happy about the fact that the thief he's been chasing in the movie has become his superior. You can't just expect the cop to be cool with the ex-con after all, prince or not.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The other guards aren't very bright.
    Guard: He's got a sword!
    Razoul: You idiots... WE'VE ALL GOT SWORDS!
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Sultan and Princess Jasmine. Case-in-point: in the first movie, when Aladdin is arrested by him, Jasmine, who had been hanging out with him in disguise, promptly reveals herself and demands that they let him go. Razoul, who had been eager to finally capture Aladdin, immediately changes his tune and apologizes, politely telling Jasmine that he would do so, but he's working under Jafar's orders.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Jafar in the first two movies, some occasions in the TV series, and to Sa'luk in King Of Thieves.

    Fazal and Hakim
Hakim (left) and Fazal (right).
Voiced by: N/A

The two guards most frequently seen alongside Razoul, going from nameless extras in the first film to named, if minor, characters in the series. Like Razoul, they loyally serve the Sultan and Agrabah, although not with a particularly great deal of competence.
  • Big Eater: Fazal loves to eat, to the point that Razoul jokes that when Fazal is not thinking of his next meal, it'll be time to bury him.
  • Butt Monkey: Like their boss, they get manhandled and kicked around a lot, mostly to show off how Aladdin is the show's hero.
  • The Eeyore: Hakim sole characterization is based on his glum, gloomy attitude and his monotone way of speech.
  • Fat and Skinny: Fazal's the fat one, Hakim is the skinny one.
  • Karma Houdini: Like Razoul, they were involved in abducting and attempting to murder "Prince Ali", but never get notably punished for it.
  • Those Two Guys: There's technically a third guard who hangs out with them, but he never speaks or gets named, so it's mostly them.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fazal loves dates.


I'll teach you some respect!!
"Now where were we? Ah, yes - abject humiliation!"

Voiced by: Jonathan Freeman

The Sultan's Grand Vizier in the first film, he yearns to claim power over the throne but is forbidden from ever attaining that position. For this reason, he seeks the Lamp of the Genie, so that he may use the Genie to become Sultan in turn. Ultimately outwitted by Aladdin, he wishes himself to be turned into a genie, only to be sealed away inside his own lamp. Upon escaping, he "recruits" the bandit Abis Mal to aid him in seeking revenge.
  • Adaptational Badass: Jafar is a Composite Character of an evil sorcerer and an Obstructive Bureaucrat vizier from the original tale who wasn't the Big Bad. He now is the Big Bad who uses every bit of both magical and political power he has.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Particularly pronounced in comparison to Aladdin, who ultimately only wants power because he thinks it will make him good enough for Jasmine (with a bit of self esteem issues thrown in). Jafar wants power for power's sake, despite the fact he's already in a powerful position as the Grand Vizier and a Dragon-in-Chief to the Sultan, able to hypnotize him and make him into a Puppet King whenever he feels like it. It just isn't enough for him; he wants more. He even becomes a powerful sorcerer once his second wish is granted then conquers Agrabah effortlessly. Not even that satisfies his greed apparently, finding that Genie was the one who granted him his powers would mean that he was one step below powerfully. Jafar uses his third Becoming the Genie.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: His plan for Jasmine after he thinks the lamp's out of play. She's horrified to find out. Even after he does retrieve the lamp, he keeps her in a chain.
  • Animal Eyes: Briefly during his shape shifting into a snake.
  • Arch-Enemy: Jafar serve as the main nemesis and adversary to Aladdin.
  • Ax-Crazy: He looks calm and cold-blooded at first, but once he obtains the Lamp's power he loses all his coolness, revealing his true psychopathic nature. Genie calls him "Señor Psychopath" for a reason.
  • Baby Talk: Present in the Swedish dub of the second movie where he often speaks in a tone that makes him come across as even more insulting and condescending towards others, especially towards Abis Mal.
  • Bad Boss: To Iago in the first movie and Abis Mal in the second movie. The former is fed up and quits being evil.
  • Bald of Evil: Not noticeable at first, but he's shown to be this during his Big "YES!" to Big "NO!" scene. It's plausible that he shaved his head for the disguise.
  • Beard of Evil: Jasmine, falsely admiringly, notes that it's "So twisted".
  • Becoming the Genie: His wish to become an all-powerful genie fires back on him and traps him in a new lamp. By the second film however this works to his advantage, since with his lamp rediscovered his transformation into an evil genie basically made him a near-omnipotent villain with all the time in the world to plot his revenge, but at the cost of having his life force trapped within the lamp.
  • Big Bad: The main villain of the first two films.
  • Big "NO!": Gives out one after every defeat.
  • The Bluebeard: The reason he'd tries to marry Jasmine. He's not in love with her (he actually seems to hate her) but Iago points out to him that if he marries her he'll be legally eligible to inherit the throne. He goes on to suggest that they kill both her and her father once they've served their purpose.
  • Breakout Villain: His popularity as a villain only rivaled, if not tied with, Maleficent herself. Some fans say they also share many similarities.
  • Breath Weapon: "I'm just getting warmed up!" (fire breath)
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Though he doesn't say outright he's evil, he doesn't seem to take offense to Iago calling him "Your Rottenness" or "Oh Mighty Evil One". And if you call him a snake...
  • Charm Person: With his magic staff which he used to convince the Sultan to more easily persuade him.
  • The Chessmaster: In the first movie, and especially the second movie.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: For starters, as soon as Aladdin brings him the lamp as the Cave of Wonders is collapsing, Jafar decides to give him his "eternal reward" by trying to murder him with a knife; when Abu bites him, he settles for knocking them both back into the cave and trapping them inside.
  • Classic Villain: Representing Ambition and Pride. He even provides the page image.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Dressed in villainous black and red.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: His appearance was based on that of Conrad Veidt
  • Composite Character: Jafar is a mixture of 3 antagonists from the fairy tale the movie is based on. They are the sorcerer who wanted the genie, the vizier who tried to discredit Aladdin after his rise to wealth, and the vizier's son who tried to marry the princess.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Which goes along with his thin frame.
  • Dark is Evil: In his normal and sorcerer forms.
  • Deadpan Snarker: During his less hammy moments.
  • Deader Than Dead: This is seemingly his final fate in Hercules and the Arabian Night, his final chronological (though non-canon) appearance outside of alternate continuities. Jafar, being already dead but temporarily resurrected by Hades as long as he's holding his staff, has the snake staff destroyed by Hercules, causing him to sink into the river Styx, but disappear entirely before he's fully immersed.
  • Determinator: In the first movie, he is completely foiled several times before the climax - in fact, halfway through the movie he is nearly beaten for good. Every time it seems like's finished, he comes up with a brand new plan and tries again - and by the end of the movie he's gone through about three.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Sure, try to kill "Prince Ali" based on your unproven suspicion that he's a fraud — even despite that literal parade of evidence actually supporting him. "Ali"'s subsequent survival and consequent awareness of your scumbaggery aside, it's not like you'll be risking war with another kingdom or anything.
  • The Door Slams You: Both he and Iago get this before the last chorus of "Prince Ali", when Aladdin's arrival parade kick in the doors to the palace and slam Jafar into the wall.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: His ultimate fate in the Hercules crossover. After Hercules breaks his staff, the only thing keeping him alive, Jafar turns back into a ghost and is forcibly dragged into the River Styx by the souls within.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To Abys Mal in the sequel. As the holder of Jafar's lamp, Mal is technically Jafar's master and can give him orders. But Jafar is a Jackass Genie who twists Mal in wasting two of his wishes, and Mal is just so pathetic and Jafar is just so intimidating and powerful that he's able to boss Mal around without trying very hard.
  • Evil Chancellor: A classic example, he even provides the image.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Jafar is essentially a "dark mirror" of sorts for Aladdin. Just older, and having chief flaws that are exaggerated versions of Aladdin's own. Essentially both want to move up in the world and resort to trickery in order to do so. Both resort to deception in this pursuit, and in that deception both are guilty of lying to Jasmine's face several times throughout the film. Both also at least start to become too dependent on the use of magic in their pursuits. In the end Jafar is defeated by Aladdin using his own natural wits rather than magic with which he manages to play on Jafar's obsessive craving for power. Heck, both even have small, as well as greedy, comic relief animal sidekicks that hang out with them. The unused source material implies that like Aladdin, Jafar grew up in poverty and unappreciated by most people, though unlike Al, he didn't retain his nobility as he strove to become more in his life.
    • Jafar comes to serve as this for Genie after he has made his wish to turn himself into a genie as well.
  • Evil Costume Switch: His hat, robes, and staff change after he becomes a sorcerer, and again after he becomes a genie.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Big and thin ones
  • Evil Genius: When he doesn't give into Pride he's actually very clever, especially in the sequel.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He may be Lean and Mean, but he absolutely towers over everybody else in the movie except the Genie.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Especially after becoming the greatest sorcerer in the world.
  • Evil Is Petty: From The Return of Jafar onwards, his only motivation is to get revenge on Aladdin; everything else, including world domination, is a distant second.
  • Evil Laugh: One of the greats. The one he gives after he has Jasmine and the Sultan at his mercy is so psychotic it's downright terrifying.
  • Evil Plan: Acquiring the lamp and marrying are ends to the same goal; take over the kingdom.
  • Evil Sorcerer: The greatest IN THE WORLD!!!
  • Expy: He's a male version of Maleficent.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In the sequel after his lamp is destroyed. He convulses in agony while his skeleton appears in flashes of light in a manner not dissimilar to how electrocution is portrayed.
  • Fatal Flaw: His pride and greed. He can't control his lust for more power no matter how strong he gets, and couldn't stand being second-best to the Genie, and that is precisely how he lost in the first movie.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Begins as composed, polite and stoic, but gradually reveals the true monster behind the act.
  • Final Boss: Of the Aladdin video games released around the Walt Disney Classics VHS of the movie.
  • Fisher King: When he takes control the sky becomes red.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: He spends most of the second movie in his original human form because his true genie form is a bit too much for Abis Mal to handle.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Multiple times. He starts as a Smug Snake, then he becomes an Evil Sorcerer, then he becomes a Physical God. In Return of Jafar he doesn't get any stronger, but he definitely gets smarter.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In his Genie form.
  • A God Am I:
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: His genie form is red, with fangs and claws, compared to Genie's blue. He also wears completely dark clothing compared to everyone else's white and blue clothes.
  • Greed: His Fatal Flaw. He cannot control his lust for more and more power. This is also what eventually does him in—-see below.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: What led to his defeat both times. In the original film, his wish to be an all-powerful genie is what resulted in his being imprisoned in a lamp at the end of the first movie. And at the climax of the sequel, Jafar opens the earth and traps our heroes in a lava pit... only to eventually have Iago kick his lamp into the lava, causing Jafar to electrocute, then explode into nothingness.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: He calls Aladdin a liar and a con, both of which can also be applied to himself. Nonetheless, Aladdin accepts this description of him and decides to make up for it by stopping Jafar's plans.
  • Hypno Ray: Via his Magic Staff.
  • Insult Backfire: Which triggers his giant cobra form:
    Aladdin: Are you too afraid to fight me yourself, you cowardly snake?!
    Jafar: A snake, am I? Perhaps you'd like to see how ssssnakelike I can be! (cue giant snake transformation)
  • It's All About Me: He's completely obsessed with his own personal power and gratification, which results in his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder; he disregards everyone else, often making enemies where he could have avoided it just by being a bit more generous.
  • Jackass Genie: In Return of Jafar, where he grants wishes to his master Abis Mal in exactly the worst way and compels him to help "his" genie under threat of causing him physical harm.
  • Jerkass: Jafar isn't just evil, he's plain unpleasant, being vain, greedy, self-centered, treacherous, conniving and manipulative. It's what causes Iago to turn against him in the sequel.
  • Killed Off for Real: He is killed off for real in The Return of Jafar. The Aladdin canon continued with three seasons of a cartoon series as well as a final movie, all without bringing Jafar back, even though Jafar is a relatively popular Disney villain. He does return in a Hercules crossover episode, in which he's still technically dead. His partner is Hades, Lord of the Dead.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He has a handful of comedic moments but for the most part, everything become dark and serious when he takes center stage, especially after the "A Whole New World" number and in The Return of Jafar; from the attempt to drown Aladdin on, every time he's onscreen, the comedy virtually disappears.
  • Lack of Empathy:
    • After seeing Jasmine cry after lying about Aladdin's execution, his reaction?
    Jafar: I think she took it rather well.
    • A justified example at the beginning of the movie. Jafar recruits Gazeem to help him get into the Cave of Wonders. When Gazeem gets trapped in there, his fate does not debilitate Jafar in any way ("Gazeem was obviously less than worthy") and instead wonders who the "Diamond in the Rough" is. The audience shares a similar emotion. Doubles as No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Large and in Charge: Iago's words about him in Return of Jafar.
  • Large Ham: Hoo boy, he is one of Disney's largest.
  • Leader Wannabe: He wants to be Sultan.
  • Lean and Mean: To contrast with the round and buffed characters in the film. Subverted when he becomes a genie; in that form he is large and muscular.
  • Leitmotif: A dramatic, descending piece that sounds a bit like "Arabian Nights."
  • Lightning Bruiser: Jafar in his cobra form. Justified because he's huge and because cobras are REALLY fast.
  • Loophole Abuse: Genies can't kill anyone outright, but in Return of Jafar there's nothing stopping him from setting up people to be killed indirectly, such as leaving them dangling from a rock over a pit of lava, teleporting them to the bottom of the ocean and threatening to drown them, or setting up their execution by framing them for murder. Or making them wish they were dead, as he often reminds people:
    "You'd be surprised what you can live through."
  • Magic Staff: His first, projecting his Hypno Ray through the eyes, was smashed by Aladdin, breaking his control over the Sultan. His second, the open-mouthed replacement after his second wish, had more general applications. He gets a third in the Hercules crossover, which is what keeps him corporeal.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He uses his influence to control the kingdom with his Charm Person powers, he graduates to greater intelligent schemes in the sequel.
  • Murder by Inaction: While genies are forbidden to kill anyone, Jafar is able to get around that rule through this trope. Such examples include warping Abis Mal to the bottom of the ocean and threatening to let him drown, framing Aladdin for the apparent murder of the Sultan and arranging for his execution, and trying to drop Aladdin and co. into a lava pit.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's named after Grand Vizier Jafar, which has often been adopted as a name for a Middle Eastern villain.
  • Nice Hat: Which becomes pointy as a sorcerer.
  • Obviously Evil: To everyone but the Sultan, who is a Horrible Judge of Character.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Which is black that's red on the inside.
  • One-Winged Angel: In addition to the Scaled Up mentioned below, he turns into a Genie. While it doesn't work for him at the time and he becomes Sealed Evil in a Can, he proves in the sequel he's far more powerful than before. Even before he became a Genie, he transformed himself into a giant cobra as a sorcerer.
  • Out of the Inferno: He calmly walks through the ring of fire he surrounded Aladdin with after Aladdin calls him a snake. Then, like the One-Winged Angel Trope Namer Sephiroth, Jafar, in addition to walking through fire, takes his own One-Winged Angel form while firing an Insult Backfire on Aladdin.
  • Playing with Fire: His last pun before becoming a snake is "I'm just getting warmed up!" Cue him breathing fire. He also has fire abilities as a snake in the Sega Genesis game.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Implied. He views speechlessness as "a fine quality in a wife".
  • Power Echoes: In his genie form.
  • Pride: His Fatal Flaw. He can't accept even being the second most powerful being on Earth and wishes to become a genie, leading to his own imprisonment.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: A very intelligent and manipulative example but when he lets his temper get the better of him, he acts like a a very spoiled and egoecentric child who just cannot stand anyone else even coming close to his level. He also cruelly tortures and toys Jasmine after she rejects him.
  • Pungeon Master: As a sorcerer, Jafar announces each attack with a lame pun. "Your time is up!note /Don't toy with me!note /Things are unraveling fast now, boy!note /Get the point?!note /I'm just getting warmed up!!note ", etc.
  • Reality Warper: His powers increase with each wish until he becomes an all-powerful genie with phenomenal cosmic powers.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His outfit. It has a black cape with red inside it, and a red feather in his turban.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Jafar is seen early in the movie as having red irises in his eyes.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: Once he wishes himself Sultan, the entire sky over Agrabah turns red and stays red until he's sealed in the lamp. This returns in the climax of The Return Of Jafar when he opens the lava pit, and again, goes away after he disappears.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In The Return Of Jafar, where his downfall comes mainly due to being so obsessed with revenge that he ignores the loose ends that ultimately destroy him. Hades calls him out on this in the series' crossover with Hercules.
  • Sadist: Takes some pleasure in subjugating the Sultan and Jasmine under his control, including watching Sultan get stuffed with crackers.
  • Scaled Up: Turns into a gigantic cobra. Worth noting, this is one of the few times it's actually effective. So effective, Jafar's the Image Source for Scaled Up on TV Tropes.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He becomes one at the end of Aladdin after he wishes to become a Genie and he gets trapped in a dark lamp. He gets freed in Aladdin: The Return of Jafar by a thief, and goes back to Agrabah to get his revenge on the heroes.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Gets them after becoming a sorcerer.
  • Smug Snake: Initially, but he graduates to a Magnificent Bastard in Return of Jafar
  • Sssssnake Talk: As a giant cobra, obviously.
  • The Sociopath: Has absolutely zero qualms against causing deaths, as shown by his cold indifference to sending Gazeem to his death in the Cave of Wonders ("Gazeem was obviously less than worthy") and his reaction to Jasmine's sorrow when he lies that Aladdin has been executed ("I think she took it rather well") and is quite intelligent and manipulative. Like Scar, he's a high-functioning sociopath, able to hide his true self behind a veneer of charming manners.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Temporarily becomes this trope of Agrabah with his second wish, with ruling on a mountain and with a bevy of magic at his command. This is undone by his third wish, which traps him in the black lamp as a genie and resets his first wish.
  • Soul Jar: After becoming a genie, his life-force is tied to his lamp and if its destroyed, he goes along with it. Which is exactly how he meets his end in the second film.
  • The Starscream:
    • His lifestyle is as the Mind Control-equipped power behind the throne to the weak sultan of Agrabah, with ambitions only to obtain greater magical power, but as Jasmine's coming-of-age threatens to introduce political competitionnote , he conceives an intent to marry into the succession.
    • Eventually after securing the genie he just makes a wish and is sultan of Agrabah, which is thinking kind of small compared to some versions of the story given it appears to be a wealthy little oasis city all by its lonesome in a bunch of dunelands, maybe a lesser cousin of Samarkand. Anyway he turns the real sultan into a court jester. He did not like pretending to respect the guy. Points for his coming up with the succession thing within the story, and from Iago's suggestion. No Hikaru Genji Plan here, folks!
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Jafar is labeled as "tall, dark and sinister" by the Genie, and he does have some snark when things don't exactly work for him.
  • Technical Pacifist: Enforced throughout The Return of Jafar. Being a genie, he can't kill anyone, even if he wants to... but that doesn't stop him from setting up situations that will result in someone's death. Also, it's repeatedly made clear that even though he can't kill someone, he can definitely hurt them.
    Jafar: You'd be surprised what you can live through.
  • Villain Ball: Several, notably listening to Aladdin's suggestion that he should become a stronger genie rather than kill him immediately; and in the sequel, deciding to kill Aladdin before forcing Abys Mal to wish him to be free of the lamp rather than after, which directly leads to his death, even though had he done so he likely would have been an unstoppable Invincible Villain who could have murdered Aladdin at his leisure.
  • Villain Has a Point: He criticizes Aladdin for impersonating a prince in order to get close to Jasmine instead of simply being the person he is during his villain song.
  • Villain Song: Prince Ali Reprise in the first film and You're Only Second Rate in the second one. He also had three cut songs from the first movie, Why Me?, Humiliate The Boy, and My Finest Hour.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: As the grand vizier. Ends when Aladdin exposes him and his plans.
  • Villainous Crush: Subverted. He hates Jasmine (presumably because he can't manipulate her easily), but Iago gives him the idea to marry her in order to give himself the political status needed to legally inherit the throne. Both of them make it very clear that once he marries her, they'll dispose of her and her father. Although, he does dress her up in a skimpier outfit when he enslaves her, as well as gets Distracted by the Sexy when Jasmine acts seductive, implying he's at least somewhat attracted to her.
  • Wicked Cultured: One of the most sophisticated in Disney canon.
  • Wingding Eyes: During his Evil Laugh at the end of Prince Ali Reprise.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After he becomes a sorcerer, he goes a little bit nuts. It only gets worse in The Sequel. Of course, there's nothing to say he wasn't already insane to begin with.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Even though he doesn't get to the point due to deciding that forcing her to become his love slave via Genie would be much better, Jafar was about to seriously backhand Jasmine when she tossed the wine in his face. And he outright tries to kill her by suffocating Jasmine in a giant sand hourglass once she nearly costs him Genie's lamp. And let's not forget him laughing in agreement to the idea of tossing Jasmine and her father off a cliff after he's forcefully married her to get control over Agrabah.
  • X-Ray Sparks: When destroyed in the second film.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Jafar seems quite fond of killing his accomplices after they have fulfilled their service to him.
    • First, after Gazeem had given Jafar the other half of the amulet that opened the Cave of Wonders, Jafar forced Gazeem to enter the Cave of Wonders, with deadly results.
    • Then, after Aladdin had given Jafar the lamp, Jafar tried to stab him; when that failed, he dropped him into the collapsing cave.
    • Although Jafar never actually followed through on it, he liked Iago's suggestion that after marrying Jasmine and establishing his authority, he should kill the Sultan and Jasmine too.

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

"It is I - Gazeem, a humble thief."

A thief who serves as Jafar's henchman early on. He was sent by Jafar to retrieve the other half of the Scarab amulet that allows entry into the Cave of Wonders. He succeeded, though not before cutting several throats to get it. After the Cave of Wonders is summoned, he tries to enter the cave but is denied entry by the cave's spirit as he is not the "Diamond in the Rough." Despite this, Gazeem tries to get in anyway and the spirit promptly slams the cave shut as Gazeem tries to escape. He is believed to be killed after the incident.
  • Asshole Victim: Considering he's a common criminal and an implied murderer, his death may be closure to his victims. This is lampshaded by Jafar after Gazeem is killed.
  • Blatant Lies: Gazeem calls himself a "humble thief," even though a humble thief wouldn't kill people just to steal an artifact.
  • Death by Materialism: Gazeem's too tempted by the promise of his reward by Jafar for the Cave of Wonders' treasure (which is a forbidden treasure that Aladdin was told NOT to touch) to realize the risks of entering a cave that had told him he was forbidden to enter. He ends up dying for it.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: He gets swallowed by the cave when he tries to escape and is apparently buried alive.
  • Fatal Flaw: His greed leads to him being killed by the Cave.
  • Hope Spot: When he enters the forbidden cave, nothing happens at first. But the cave "eats" him.
  • Jerkass: All the way. He's so focused on getting his reward by Jafar that he nearly refuses to give his part of the amulet unless its comes to him, prompting Iago to take it from him while Jafar assures him that he would get what's coming to him. He turns out to be right about that after Gazeem's demise.
  • Mook: To Jafar, and an expendable one at best.
  • Shadow Archetype: He represents what Aladdin could've been as a heartless, completely greedy thief.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Gazeem should've understood what the cave meant by saying he wasn't the "Diamond in the Rough," which pretty much means "You're not welcome here. Go away." He doesn't take the hint and gets swallowed up by the cave.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets killed just five minutes into the movie. He does, however, appear as the first Mini-Boss in the Sega Genesis game, in the third stage.

    Prince Achmed
Voiced by: Corey Burton

A Jerkass prince and one of Jasmine's would-be suitors.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He tried to whip two children for simply getting in his way.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: He wears pink underpants with red hearts, as seen when Rajah bites a piece out of his pants.
  • Irony: He explicitly tells Aladdin that he's nothing but a "worthless street rat" and will never be anything more. Not only does Achmed not get Jasmine, but Aladdin himself ends up with her at the end.
  • Jerkass: He's first introduced calling two children "filthy brats" and trying to whip them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After publicly humiliating Aladdin before going to court Jasmine, he's attacked by Rajah and sent packing. Even better later on, the street rat he humiliates and insults, ends up with the princess he was pursuing.
  • Nice Hat: A purple turban with black feathers.
  • Prince Charmless: To quote Aladdin:
    Aladdin: If I was as rich as you, I could afford some manners!
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tried to beat two little kids with a bullwhip just for getting in his way; fortunately, Aladdin intervened.

Other Characters

    Harem Girls
Voiced by: N/A

A trio of girls that live in some type of massage parlor with a manager. They know Aladdin when he's a street rat but they don't sympathize with his plight. When Aladdin shows up in town as Prince Ali, they swoon over him and are very impressed with him as he is presented by Genie.
  • Bedlah Babe: These sexy girls are dressed almost the same as Jasmine, who is a princess, with a veil added.
  • Expy: They're often compared to the Bimbettes from Beauty and the Beast, as they are flirtatious, fairly ditzy and have more impressive figures than the main female lead, in this case, Jasmine.
  • Fanservice Extra: Their role in the movie during the song "One Jump Ahead" and in "Prince Ali".
  • No Name Given: Unlike the Bimbettes, they don't have names. Some fans call them "Balcony Girls".

    The Peddler
Voiced by: Robin Williams (speaking) / Bruce Adler (singing)

The merchant and the narrator of the story
  • Ambiguously Human: He's got a more caricatured look than the other human characters, and his Four-Fingered Hands only make things even more unclear.
  • Bookends: He's the one who begins the series by telling the tale of Aladdin and closes it out by wishing Aladdin and Jasmine best wishes after they're married in the third film.
  • Camera Abuse: You think that camera got close enough to his face?
  • No Fourth Wall: He's speaking directly to us.
  • No Name Given: Just like the Genie.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Williams clearly does his damnedest to give this guy a unique voice to not sound too much like the Genie, but you can still tell it's his voice, particularly when he says "come on down."
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Is only seen at the beginning of the movie, but provides explanations for the lamp and sets up for the story.