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.


Original Movie Characters

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

Voiced by: Scott Weinger
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.


  • 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: His signature song shows him easily evading the guards.
  • Badass Normal: This is a guy who goes up against magical beings, sorcerers, and giant robots, and somehow finds a way to come out on top every time.
  • Batman Gambit: Showcased in the first movie. His plan to defeat Jafar banked on exploiting the man's ego.
  • Bound and Gagged: And submerged underwater to drown, until Genie saves him.
  • 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.
  • Chaste Hero: Although he's engaged to Jasmine and thusly spends a lot of time at the palace he still seems to live in the abandoned building from the first movie.
  • Chick Magnet: He effectively rivals Batman for his talent with this.
  • 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.
  • 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 "39 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Friend to All Children: He's proven this countless times.
  • 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.
  • A Guy And His Monkey: This is his relationship with his monkey Abu.
  • The Hero: The main character of the franchise.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Thanks to his past as a street rat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leitmotif: Often accompanied by "One Jump Ahead Reprise"
  • Losing Your Head: In one episode ("Heads, You Lose") along with Caliph Kapok. Thankfully, Al gets better. By the way, we saw him get nearly decapitated before in The Return of Jafar. 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.
  • Missing Mom: Her fate is never revealed, but evidently she vanished from his life at some point, with the intimation that she died. Originally, she was to be a character in the first film.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Reportedly, he was redesigned during development because originally he was deemed not attractive enough.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Never Bareheaded: It's rare to see him without a hat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nobody Calls Me Chicken: Interestingly, he was originally based on the Trope Namer, Marty McFly, before being redesigned.
  • Official Couple: With Jasmine. They're engaged by the end of the first movie and married by the end of the third.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother is heavily implied to be dead, and his father left to seek out a fabulous treasure eventually becoming the leader of the feared Forty Thieves, the most dreaded of all bandits in the land.
  • 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. Every bad deed he committed was only for survival rather than out of malice.
  • Protagonist Title: First "Aladdin" and then "Aladdin and the X".
  • Rags to Royalty: From a street rat to a prince.
  • 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.
  • Street Smart: By necessity. "Gotta eat to live"
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: 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.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Luckily it doesn't go that far.
  • 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. He eventually conquers this fear later on.

    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.
  • Angel Face, Demon Face: He starts the movie as a playful, googly, shape shifting whack job. 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."
  • Badass Beard: He has a curly black beard and is obviously very powerful
  • Baleful Polymorph: He can morph into all kinds of things, including Steamboat Willie.
  • 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. It's a wonder he didn't make him, you know, Prince.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep/No Name Given: 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: Due to how powerful he is, he has a bad case of this in the series.
    • In The Return Of Jafar, he explicitly mentions something about his powers being somewhat downgraded ever since being free from his lamp.
    • The series states several times that no longer being under thrall has made him "semi-powerful, nearly cosmic", which has reduced his magical power from godlike (as long as it's granting a wish) to on par with a very talented magician.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Genie Named Genie: Though he may have forgotten his real name due to 10,000 years of imprisonment.
  • Genius Ditz: He's goofy and scatterbrained but he also has wise, reasonable side, he's very Genre 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite being a very important character, the Genie serves as a comic relief element in each of his appearances.
  • 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.)
  • Real Men Wear Pink: On his date with Eden.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Carpet's blue. He's energetic and boisterous, while Carpet is The Quiet One.
  • Rule of Three: Besides the Three Wishes, he also has three exceptions as follows:
  • 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, or there was someone who could match him (like another genie) or some kind of Mage Killer etc.
  • 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.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: His most commonly used power, and there's never any established limits on it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's really afraid of Mukhtars, who are the natural enemies of all genies.

    Jasmine 

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

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.
  • Empathy Pet: To Aladdin for the theiving. 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" 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).
  • 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.
  • Loveable 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.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: A new world monkey in the Middle East?
  • 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.
  • Silent Snarker: From time to time. Just look at his expression in the above pic!
  • 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.

    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.


  • Anti-Hero: Ather his Heel-Face Turn.
  • Being Evil Sucks, but Being Good Sucks Too: 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Two examples come up in the second film.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: His relationship with Thundra. She's a powerful nature goddess, Iago just a regular bird.
  • 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).
  • Feathered Fiend: In the first movie he's almost as cruel as Jafar.
  • Fiery Redhead: Technically, he has red feathers, but he's got attitude.
  • Greed: Even after his Heel-Face Turn he still maintains his greedy qualities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Iago may be coward 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.
  • Large Ham
    • Example from the TV Show:
    I SAID... WE! CAN'T! TOUCH! ANYTHING! EEEEEEEEEEEEELSE! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!
  • Laser-Guided Karma: A frequent victim of this.
  • Manipulative Bastard: A master of this.
  • 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.
  • Money Fetish: Unabashedly the greediest member of the series and always eager for cash.
  • 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.
  • The Napoleon: He usually takes this role when he works with Abu and Genie.
  • No Indoor Voice: What did you expect from Gilbert Gottfried?
  • Obnoxious Snarker: He's very loud and sarcastic, but also a Large Ham and a Butt Monkey.
  • 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.
  • Red-Feathered Hero: Averted in the first film, but becomes one in the first sequel and onwards.
  • 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.
  • Sixth Ranger: With doses of The Lancer.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick: To Jafar initially, but also after his Heel-Face Turn in the sequels and television series.
  • Soul Jar: More like "Emotion Jar", Word of God states that one of the concepts behind Iago's character is that Jafar transferred all 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 so you've got yourself a feathered Gilbert Gottfried.
  • Stationary Wings: The fact that he can express with his wings in mid-air makes you think he's floating.
  • Talking Animal: Unlike Abu and Rajah. Justified, since he's a parrot.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to Thundra's Huge Girl.
  • Token Evil Teammate: After his Heel-Face Turn.
  • Toothy Bird: As pictured in the trope page, he sports a fine set of choppers.
  • 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.
  • 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 where Iago is capable of both or neither depending on his mood.

    The Carpet 
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 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.
  • Just a Carpet: He doesn't like being treated as just a piece of decoration, but who would?
  • 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.
  • Silent Snarker: Several times, like in the scene with Aladdin and Jasmine after the "A Whole New World" song. See also Face Palm.

    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
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.


  • Adipose Rex: Age and high living have made him quite roly-poly.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: Do not threaten the city or its people, and especially his daughter Jasmine if you know what's good for you.
  • Big Good: As the kind, benevolent Sultan of Agrabah.
  • Bumbling Dad: To Jasmine. Not stupid, but somewhat childish and gullible.
  • 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.
  • 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: Towards his daughter Jasmine. See Berserk Button.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his flaws, he's generally a worthy ruler knowing when to put his power into good use.
  • 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.

    Rajah 
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.
  • 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.
  • Empathy Pet: Much like Abu is this to Aladdin.
  • Panthera Awesome: Although he acts more like an oversized housecat.
  • Undying Loyalty: For Jasmine.

    Jafar 
"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.


  • 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.
  • 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. She's horrified to find out.
  • Animal Eyes: Briefly during his shape shifting into a snake
  • 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 "Se˝or Psychopath" for a reason.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Classic Villain: Representing Ambition and Pride. He even provides the page image.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Dressed in villainous black and red.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Jafar pretending to be a calm, stoic, and loyal advisor whilst he is actually a maniacal, sadistic, and eccentric villain. Aladdin in his Prince Ali guise puts out an air of arrogance, boisterousness, and regality to cover up his more mild-mannered and humble true persona. Ironically enough, Jasmine is able to see through both of them. Both also at least start to become too dependent on the use of magic in their pursuits. Aladdin uses the Genie to set up his fašade as a prince, and eventually becomes so worried about keeping up appearances that he tells the Genie that he believes he is going to have to go back on his promise to free him as he doesn't think he can keep up the ruse without him. Jafar similarly depends on using magical artifacts like his snake staff that has hypnotic powers with which he maintains control over the Sultan, and also like Aladdin seeks to use the Genie to help move himself up but in a more forceful way. In the end Jafar is defeated by Aladdin using his own natural wits rather than magic with which me manages to play on Jafar's obsessive craving for power. Jafar himself is somewhat conscious of their similarities given his line during the Prince Ali Reprise song number where he says, "So Ali turns out to be merely Aladdin. Just a con, need I go on, take from me." Heck, both even have small, as well as greedy, comic relief animal sidekicks that hang out with them.
    • It could also be said that Jafar comes to serve as this for Genie as well 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!!!
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: He convulses in agony while his skeleton appears in flashes of light in a manner not dissimilar to how electrocution is portrayed.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Begins as composed, polite and stoic, but gradually reveals the true monster behind the act.
  • Fisher King: When he takes control the sky becomes red
  • 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
    "THE POWER... THE ABSOLUTE POWEEEERRR!!! THE UNIVERSE IS MIIIINE TO COMMAND, TO CONTROOOOOLLL!!!"
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: 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.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: His genie form is red, with fangs and claws, compared to Genie's blue.
  • A Guy and His Parrot: Him and Iago have this relationship.
  • 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)
  • Jackass Genie: In Return of Jafar, where he grants wishes to his master Abis Mal in exactly the worst way and compells him to help "his" genie under threat of receiving a Fate Worse Than Death.
  • 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: After seeing Jasmine cry after lying about Aladdin's execution, his reaction?
    Jafar: I think that went rather well.
  • Large and In Charge: Iago's words about him in Return of Jafar.
  • Large Ham: 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pungeon Master: As a sorcerer, Jafar announces each attack with a lame pun. "Your time is up!/Don't toy with me!/Get the point?!", 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.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In "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.
  • Scaled Up: Turns into a gigantic cobra. Worth noting, this is one of the few times it's actually effective.
  • 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 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!
  • Villain Ball: Several, notably listening to Aladdin's suggestion that he should become a stronger genie rather than kill him immediately.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • X-Ray Sparks: When destroyed in the second film.

    Razoul 
"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.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Even after Aladdin becomes Jasmine's fiance, Razoul will look for any excuse to arrest Aladdin or make things hard for the "street rat."
  • Chained Heat: With Aladdin in the TV 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.
  • 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.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's only doing his job.
  • 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.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite having had a direct hand in times (at least three) when Aladdin has nearly died, he never faces any significant punishment.
  • Psycho for Hire: Zig Zagged. There are numerous hints and examples that he enjoys executing people. In the first movie, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 both movies, some occasions in the TV series, and to Sa'luk in King Of Thieves.