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Characters from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' universe.

For characters featured in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', '''[[Characters/AladdinTheSeries go here]]'''.

For characters featured in ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', '''[[Characters/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves go here]]'''.
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!Original Movie Characters

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!!Protagonists

[[folder:Aladdin]]
!!Aladdin
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[[caption-width-right:245:''"You're only in trouble if you get caught!"'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Scott Weinger (speaking), Brad Kane (singing)
->'''Appears in:''' ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' | ''[[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries The Series]]'' | ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}} Hercules: The Series]]'' | ''[[Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves King of Thieves]]''
->'''Appears in alternate continuities:''' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' | ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' | ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity''

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.
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* TheAce: Aladdin disguises himself as the completely over-the-top Prince Ali to woo Princess Jasmine, and he's introduced with a preposterously [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM5VGfiSd3s epic song]] that's one long hymn to his awesomeness, which has him easily evading the guards.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the original story, Aladdin was a lazy kid who's ''maybe'' a little clever. Here, he's a GuileHero with LeParkour abilities to rival [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Altair]].
* AdaptationalJerkass: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. A lot of episodes from the TV series saw Aladdin act more smug than he did in the films, but his positive and noble attributes remained overall intact.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: 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, he's ''far'' more nicer.
* AmazonChaser: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Aladdin was already in love with Jasmine the [[LoveAtFirstSight first moment he saw her]], but this [[http://briannathestrange.tumblr.com/post/162653028059/waltdisneydaily-aladdin-1992-dir-john moment]] has him look surprisingly and pleasingly impressed by her feat in acrobatics.
* AntiHero: Earlier on due to growing up as a criminal, he's quite deceitful and has no qualms about stealing from others if he feels like it. [[CharacterDevelopment He got over it after the second movie.]]
* ArbitrarySkepticism: In "The Ethereal," he dismisses Jasmine's visions of the titular antagonist as being AllJustADream. However, upon seeing the events of the dream that Jasmine described come true one by one, he's soon convinced.
* BadassNormal: 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 by using his guile.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Aladdin walks around with his vest open and his chest bare, yet he has no nipples.
* BatmanGambit: Showcased in the first movie. His plan to defeat Jafar banked on exploiting the man's ego.
* BattleCouple: With Jasmine -- this becomes more evident in the TV series and last sequel, with the two of them fighting their enemies together.
* BeYourself: The main lesson he learns during the first film.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a NiceGuy through and through, but you do ''not'' want to make him angry. In the first film, when [[PrinceCharmless Prince Achmed]] badmouths him, Aladdin is ''only'' stopped from physically attacking him because the palace gates slammed shut behind him.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Jasmine. They both bond over how they feel trapped in their respective lives.
* BoundAndGagged: Chained up and silenced so he couldn't save himself from drowning or call for help, until Genie saves him.
* ABoyAndHisX:
** A Man and His Monkey. This is his relationship with his monkey Abu.
** And narratively, A Man and His Genie.
* CharacterDevelopment: By the final film, he's really grown into a man worthy of being Sultan. This is best seen in ''The 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.
* CharacterTics: 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. In addition, when he's disguised as Prince Ali, the plume on his feather starts drooping whenever he lies.
* ChickMagnet: Just ask [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]], [[BedlahBabe the Harem Girls]], [[GreenEyedMonster Sadira]], [[StalkerWithACrush Saleen]], and (initially) [[BigBeautifulWoman Brawnhilda]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Especially in the animated show, where characters, often Iago, [[BatmanGambit are able to use the knowledge that he'll always help people in need to get him to go along with things]].
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He was designed to resemble a Middle-Eastern Creator/TomCruise.
* ConsummateLiar: Being a GuileHero StreetUrchin, 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 FatalFlaw.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: 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. [[spoiler:He later finds out that his dad is the leader of the infamous "40 Thieves."]] There was also in the series where his childhood friend, Amal, just up and vanished one day without a trace when he was a child.
* DeadpanSnarker: To some extent, though not as frequently as say, Iago. "Better check your crystal ball again, Jafar!"
* {{Determinator}}:
-->'''Jafar:''' ''[[WhyWontYouDie How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!]]''
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Twice at least. One of them by conning them into ''becoming'' a Cthulhu... who is constrained by itty bitty living space.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: 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.
* DistressedDude: 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.
** In the series, at one point Aladdin gets kidnapped for ransom by Mozenrath, and Jasmine has to rescue him.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: 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.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: "One Jump Ahead", his opening musical number, in which he [[LovableRogue 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 [[JustLikeRobinHood giving said bread to a pair of young children without a second thought]].
* ExposedToTheElements: 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.
* FakeAristocrat: Aladdin poses as Prince Ali in order to woo Jasmine -- though given that he wished for Genie to ''make'' him a prince, it's an open question of whether his rank counts as "fake" or not.
* FashionableAsymmetry: {{Downplayed}}. Aladdin's IconicOutfit is nearly the same, except for the ragged patch on the lower left side of his pants.
* FlawExploitation: He beats Jafar in the first movie by exploiting his ego and lust for power.
* FriendToAllChildren: 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.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's the only one of the thieves in [[WholeEpisodeFlashback "Seems Like Old Crimes, Part 1"]] to treat Abu kindly.
* GuileHero: He's a roguish street rat who gets by via theft and charm, and uses cunning and trickery to best most conflicts. After first meeting the Genie, Al uses trickery to get out of an otherwise inescapable cave without actually wishing to do so.
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* HandBehindHead: He does this on his first date with Jasmine.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Thanks to his past as a thieving street rat. It does improve to where he becomes famous for his acts of heroism.
* HiddenDepths: 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.
* HonorBeforeReason: 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.
* IconicOutfit: His rags, which are more iconic than his princely attire. Possibly lampshaded in-universe with the fact that he seems more comfortable in them than his prince garb (considering the fact that he wears his rags more often in the TV series at least).
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: 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.
* IdiotHero: Even though he's also a GuileHero, Aladdin is prone to foolish reckless 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 [[ChronicHeroSyndrome chronic inability to pass by a problem and not try to solve it]].
* IndyPloy: He is truly "one jump" ahead of his opponents; ''exactly one jump''.
* InsecureLoveInterest: He doesn't believe Jasmine could ever love the real him and disguises himself as a Prince to become worthy of her.
* JustifiedCriminal: As established from the very beginning, Aladdin only steals food to survive. Of course, he gets NoSympathy from the various merchants and the palace guard for it.
-->'''Aladdin''': Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat. [[DeadpanSnarker Tell you all about it when I've got the time.]]
* JustLikeRobinHood: 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 "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVn8vz2wIGw&feature=related One Jump Ahead Reprise]]".
* LosingYourHead:
** In the first film, Jafar lied to Jasmine that he had him beheaded as punishment for kidnapping her.
** He nearly got decapitated in ''The Return of Jafar'' thanks to Jafar's machinations before the Genie pulls his BigDamnHeroes moment to rescue him.
** 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.
* LovableRogue: As a thief and a trickster (at least initially), but a sympathetic one you can root for.
* LoveAtFirstSight: He fell in love with Jasmine instantly after seeing her for the first time.
* MrFanservice: Reportedly, he was redesigned during development because originally he was deemed not attractive ''enough''.[[note]]His animation design was based on Creator/TomCruise (at the point where Tom Cruise was the hot young thing of the moment) for this very reason. He was originally designed much younger and based on Creator/MichaelJFox, but that design didn't go down as well.[[/note]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: 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.
* MustMakeAmends: After Aladdin [[spoiler: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.''"
* NeverBareheaded: It's rare to see him without a hat.
* NiceGuy: Aladdin might be a thief and TheTrickster, 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.
* NiceHat: A red fez.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** 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 BecomingTheGenie saved the day in the first movie, come ''The Return of Jafar'', when Jafar is unearthed by Abis Mal...
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Interestingly, he was originally based on the {{Trope Namer|s}}, [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]], before being redesigned.
* NoSocialSkills: 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.
* OfficialCouple: With Jasmine. They're engaged by the end of the first movie and married by the end of the third.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mother died when he was young and Cassim left before that.
* PauperPatches: He has a patch sewn on his pants.
* PragmaticHero: As a thief, a {{t|heTrickster}}rickster, 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.
* TheProtagonist: He's the main focal character of the entire franchise.
* ProtagonistTitle: First "Aladdin" and then "Aladdin and the X".
* RagsToRoyalty: From a street rat to a prince.
* RealityEnsues: Happens in the first movie. He isn't prepared for the reality that when he learns that in winning his pursuit of Jasmine, that also means becoming the sultan.
* RedIsHeroic: His trademark red hat and he's the hero.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Mozenrath's blue. Mozenrath is a lot more cold-blooded and calculating, whereas Aladdin has a more impulsive and improvosing nature.
* ReformedButNotTamed: 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.
* RuleOfEmpathy: His defining trait. An EstablishingCharacterMoment 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.
* SaveTheVillain: Unintentionally. Upon Abis Mal's introduction, the only reason Abis Mal wasn't killed by his own gang for foolishly demanding ''all'' the loot that they stole is that Aladdin swooped in and stole it himself from them thus directing all their ire at himself.
* StreetSmart: By necessity. "Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat".
* StreetUrchin: He is one of many children who grew up on the streets of Agrabah. Jafar was all too keen to sacrifice Aladdin for his scheme because in his mind, who would miss one more vanished street rat?
* SupportingProtagonist: ''Aladdin the Return of Jafar'' isn't about Aladdin. It's about Iago.
* TragicKeepsake: ''Aladdin: King of Thieves'' has Aladdin showing his father's dagger. Subverted in that his father, Cassim, turns out to be alive.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: A number of people thought that he would become a "prince of thieves" after his father. Luckily, [[spoiler:it doesn't go that far.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: 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.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Subverted, as it's rather plain and simple.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Apparently, he couldn't afford buttons for his vest. Or a shirt.
* WeakButSkilled: Aladdin generally lacks the skills to fight against opponents who are too physically imposing and has to rely on agility, dodging, and guile to defeat them. It explains how he cannot easily fight off the palace guards without tricking them.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: 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.
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[[folder:The Genie]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"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!"'']]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RobinWilliams[=/=]Creator/DanCastellaneta[=/=]Creator/JimMeskimen
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.
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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: A rare example where it also falls under LosingYourHead. He's quite capable of pulling off his limbs and/or head to rotate them.
* AngelFaceDemonFace: 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."
* TheArtifact: 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 [[IconicItem recognizable]]. At one point Genie admits that the only thing he's still a slave to his fashion. He also really has very little to do in a lot of the later installments, mostly because his development arc was mostly finished, he remained so powerful that if he did do something, he'd just solve the plot in ten seconds, and Robin Williams didn't come back - but he still has to show up, because he's the Genie, and it's not ''Aladdin'' without him.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: A character reflecting Creator/RobinWilliams's stream of consciousness, which goes from Creator/JackNicholson to vintage cars, true love and speaking animals in less than a minute.
* BadassBeard: He has a curly black beard and is obviously very powerful.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Genie decides to willingly be with Aladdin because of how the latter was the nicest and most selfless of all the masters he's had. Not to mention that Aladdin used his final wish to free Genie instead of becoming a prince.
* BenevolentGenie: Genie towards all his masters, whether good or evil.
** Even after clearly not wanting to help Jafar take over Agrabah, Genie still never tries to give anything less than what Jafar wants; the thought of being a JackassGenie or using ExactWords doesn't even occur to him.
** When Aladdin has been thrown in a river, Genie is bound by the rules to be unable to just help Al escape unless Al says "Genie, I want you to save my life." Genie uses LoopholeAbuse to interpret Aladdin's head bobbing as a nod, and then saves him.
* BerserkButton:
** 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.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's very well-meaning, but threaten his friends and he'll rip out your spine.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: 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.
* TheBigGuy: While he can become any size he wants, his "default" size is larger than any other character.
* BlessedWithSuck: Has phenomenal, cosmic power, but is bound by his lamp and whomever holds it (not to mention the itty-bitty living space).
* BlowingARaspberry: Genie does this from within his lamp, tongue out of the spout, after feeling betrayed that Aladdin tells him he can't wish him free.
* BlueIsHeroic: Nearly his entire design is blue and he's a heroic genie.
* BoisterousBruiser: Very fun-loving and energetic.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Genie does this numerous times it would be impossible to list them all.
* BreakoutCharacter: Easily one of the most recognizable characters of Disney, thanks to his first VA.
* BroughtDownToBadass: 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.
* BroughtDownToNormal: In one episode of the TV series, he gives his powers to Iago to show him how hard it is to be a genie.
* CampStraight: 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}}: Justified by a combination of centuries inside the lamp at a time, and the fact that Genie is simply not human.
* ChewingTheScenery: Robin Williams is on top of his game in the first and third movies. Dan Castellaneta is not far behind him.
* CombatMedic: He can heal and fight.
* CompositeCharacter: The Robin Williams Genie is a combination of the Magic Ring and Magic Lamp Genies from the original story.
* DeadpanSnarker: When played by Creator/RobinWilliams.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: 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.
* ADogNamedDog: A genie named Genie. If he does have a proper name, it's never mentioned.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: 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 [[RealityWarper power]], his [[LargeHam bombastic nature]], and his [[BenevolentGenie willingness to help his new master]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's just "the Genie."
* {{Flanderization}}: An odd case of this being due to different actors. Williams's 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.
* FogFeet: Has these off and on.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: In the series, and the sequel films, although this is actually justified as a case of BroughtDownToBadass: as stated early in ''The 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.
* FourFingeredHands: He (in all of his forms) has four fingers while the rest of the human cast has five. His fingers are chubbier as a result, and they actually make him look more gentle. Except for when counting on his fingers, then he has as many as needed.
* FourthWallObserver: 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.
* FunPersonified: Even in serious or tense moments, he's still goofing around, [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson making references to pop culture]], and abusing ToonPhysics to the nth degree. When he drops this entirely, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness the situation is incredibly dire]].
* GenieInABottle: Until the end of the first film, which comes with a nerf in his powers.
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: {{Trope Namer|s}}. He makes odd pop culture references that would be way out of the time period. The other characters might look momentarily confused, but they just go with it.
* GeniusDitz: He's goofy and scatterbrained but he also has a wise, reasonable side, he's ''very'' savvy, and is one of the most powerful characters in the Disney universe.
* GentleGiant: Much bigger than the other characters, and very nice and compassionate.
* GreatGazoo: Comes with being a genie.
* IJustWantToBeFree: His wish is freedom. And thanks to Aladdin, he gets it.
* IncomingHam: "TEN THOUSAND YEEEEEARS will give you SUCH a CRICK in the NECK!!"
* JawDrop: Provides the page image. He does it twice; after he realizes Al tricked him into getting out of the Cave of Wonders without using a wish, and when Jasmine appears to fall in love with Jafar instantly, despite being something Genie can't do.
* LargeHam: Originally played by the one and only Creator/RobinWilliams and hilariously so. Especially when he's singing, he's ''very'' loud, theatrical, and flamboyant.
* LetsGetDangerous: Especially against Jafar in the second movie. When the Genie is free to unleash his power, he can actually get pretty scary.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJgo_fk0Lgw To Be Free]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yzBM4QBA4M theme]]. In his more humorous moments he's also accompanied by the refrain from "Friend Like Me."
* ManOfAThousandVoices: When voiced by the Swedish Dan Ekborg.
* MauriceChevalierAccent: He plays a French waiter and typical Frenchmen near a romantic dinner, while using the accent.
* MediumAwareness: 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!
* MesACrowd: Can create numerous copies of himself in an instant.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Despite being a good guy, he has no choice but to follow the orders of the one who holds his lamp.
* NiceGuy: Genie is a sweet, friendly, cheerful and loyal friend to Aladdin, but also wants him to be honest to Jasmine.
* TheNicknamer: He gives the nickname "Rug Man" to the magic carpet. He also calls Aladdin "Al".
* NoNameGiven: His real name is unknown. A common fan theory is that, after ten thousand years, he just forgot what it was.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** 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.
** When he drops his FunPersonified personality, or lowers his voice, things have gotten ''really'' bad.
* OurGeniesAreDifferent: 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.
* PluckyComicRelief: 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.
* PomPomGirl: 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.
* PrimaryColorChampion: His skin and pants are both blue, he wears a red sash, and also has golden wrist bracelets.
* RealityWarper: 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 BackFromTheDead... but he won't: CameBackWrong is implied.) He also cannot allow "substitutions, exchanges, or refunds" on wishes. Which means that he cannot undo any wish he grants.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: 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''': Fine. I understand. After all, you've lied to everyone else. Hey, I was beginning to feel left out. Now if you excuse me, ''Master''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Carpet's blue. He's energetic and boisterous, while Carpet is TheQuietOne.
* RuleOfThree: Besides the ThreeWishes, he also has three exceptions as follows:
** He [[ThouShaltNotKill can't kill anyone]]. (So don't ask).
** He can't [[LivingAphrodisiac make anyone fall]] [[LovePotion in]] {{love|IsInTheAir}}. (Jafar attempts this wish on Jasmine, and Genie's RulesSpiel denies it and causes Jafar to flip out).
** He can't bring anyone BackFromTheDead. ([[CameBackWrong It's not a pretty picture]], HE DOESN'T LIKE DOING IT!)
* SadClown: 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.
* SealedGoodInACan: He was stuck in his lamp in the Cave of Wonders for ten thousand years before Aladdin found him.
* SemiDivine: After being freed, he has gone from having "phenomenal cosmic powers" to "semi-phenomenal nearly-cosmic powers".
* ServileSnarker: When Jafar becomes his master, while he serves him because of the rules, he's pretty clear he doesn't like it.
* ShipperOnDeck: 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.
* StepfordSmiler: Kind of. Genie dances around, cracks jokes, and seems to have a lot of fun granting wishes...but Aladdin pokes around a little bit and discovers that Genie is actually miserable and desires freedom from his life of servitude more than anything else in the world.
* StoryBreakerPower: 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 MageKiller etc.
* ThreeWishes: 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."''
* TookALevelInDumbass: He seems to be a bit slower on the uptake in the series than he did in the movies.
* TheTrickster: Slightly less so than Aladdin. He'll grant wishes, but he'll put on a show first.
* TopHeavyGuy: 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.
* UndyingLoyalty: Deconstructed at first, then played straight--Genies are all but ''forced'' to be loyal to whoever's in possession of their lamp and ''cannot'' disobey them, as shown when Jafar steals the lamp. After Aladdin wishes for Genie's freedom, he retains his loyalty to Aladdin, but this time it's by choice.
* TheUnfettered: 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.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: 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.
* WeaksauceWeakness:
** 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.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Frequently wears women's clothing, and not just as part of a disguise.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's really afraid of Mukhtars, who are the natural enemies of all genies.
* TheWorfEffect:
** He gets hit with this in ''The Return of Jafar'', to showcase how much being free from the lamp has weakened him. During the [[VillainSong "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.
** Genie is trumped on a regular basis in the series, defeated by just about every magical foe he's faced. It could be said that his reality-warping powers are as strong as ever, but he has a great deal less control over them, which lowers his threat level against those who have less power but better control.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jasmine]]
!!Jasmine
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->'''Voiced by:''' Linda Larkin-Vasquez (speaking), Creator/LeaSalonga (singing, ''Aladdin''), Liz Callaway (singing, TV series, ''The Return of Jafar'' and ''The King of Thieves'')
->'''Appears in:''' ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' | ''[[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries The Series]]'' | ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}} Hercules: The Series]]'' | ''[[Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves King of Thieves]]'' | ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''[[note]]as a magical summon[[/note]]
->'''Appears in alternate continuities:''' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' | ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' | ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity''

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.
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* ActionGirl: 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.
** 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 HarmlessVillain Abis Mal's daughter, and one of the most evil and feared people in the area. This causes her to instantly become a marvelous DarkActionGirl who takes over the palace almost singlehandedly, then gives herself a KlingonPromotion when she realizes how useless Abis Mal is.
** In "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath", Jasmine dons her DarkActionGirl attire again when she, Aladdin, and Abu infiltrate Mozenrath's kingdom to steal an unearthed magical weapon.
** 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.
* AdaptationalBadass: In two ways.
** In the original tale, the Princess was a beautiful, but otherwise flat, LoveInterest. In this adaptation, she's now a RebelliousPrincess 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.
* BareYourMidriff: She used to provide the page image.
* BattleCouple: With Aladdin -- this becomes more evident in the TV series and last sequel, with the two of them fighting their enemies together.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jasmine is not only beautiful, but also [[SpoiledSweet a princess who cares about her subjects and never lets her status go to her head]].
* BedlahBabe: 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.
* BerserkButton: Does not like being used by others.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: 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''!"
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Aladdin. They both bond over how they feel trapped in their respective lives, though it seems to be OppositesAttract at first since she's a princess and Aladdin's a street rat.
* BlueIsHeroic: Jasmine's IconicOutfit consists of a sea green cropped top, pants, ponytail bands, and headband.
%%* TheChick
* DaddysGirl: She's a cross between this and RebelliousPrincess, as she loves her father dearly, but doesn't always see eye-to-eye with him.
* DamselInDistress: She is trapped in an hourglass slowly filling with sand during the final battle of the first film and nearly drowns in it until Aladdin breaks her out.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Capture and other forms of distress were common in the movies and series but she rescued herself often enough and was [[DefiantCaptive 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.
* DefrostingIceQueen: 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", whom she fell in love with earlier.
* DudeMagnet: Besides [[TheHero Aladdin]] and [[BigBad 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.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Her outfit is fairly loaded with jewels in the merchandise.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Her "Scourge of the Desert" costume in ''Forget Me Lots''.
%%* FairytaleWeddingDress: [[spoiler:In the third film.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: She has shown this many times, [[spoiler: especially in the series episode "The Ethereal", where she [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices herself to save a child]], and gets better soon afterward.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She even sympathizes with Arbutus after he kidnaps her, when she realizes that all of his plants are still living things.
* GirlyBruiser: Mainly in the series where she is more a tough ActionGirl, but still a very feminine princess at heart.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: 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.
* GoGoEnslavement: 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.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: Her necklace and earrings.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She wears a purple dress when she intends to announce her engagement.
* HairDecorations: Her headband.
* HotterAndSexier: The original ''Aladdin'' movie has an in-universe example when Jafar puts Jasmine in GoGoEnslavement. It cuts lower at cleavage and crotch (and higher under her cleavage!) to emphasize this.
* HiddenDepths: Comes off at first as the stereotypical shallow princess but is in fact very intelligent and well educated as well as brave and strong.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Invokes this trope as part of WeNeedADistraction. 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 CriminalAmnesiac in "Forget Me Lots."
* IJustWantToBeFree: 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.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Along with Ariel, she has the most exaggerated figure of any Disney Princess or heroine.
* IWantSong: In both of the musical stage adaptations, she gets one. In the "Aladdin Musical Spectacular" stage show at Disneyland, it's [[http://youtu.be/W5_NLFNiq9A "To Be Free"]], and in the Broadway Musical, it's [[http://youtu.be/zU1OnvsCm3o "These Palace Walls"]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Heard prominently about twenty seconds into "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf0gVQck16c Jasmine Runs Away]]."
* LadyOfWar: 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.
* LettingHerHairDown: She is shown with her hair down after the "Whole New World" sequence where she and Aladdin have fallen in love, and she's truly happy for the first time in the film.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She and Aladdin fall in love after meeting for the first time.
* MarryForLove: If she's gotta get married, it better be to the guy she wants!
* MsFanservice: Arguably the most sexual of all the [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Disney Princesses]], especially in her [[GoGoEnslavement red slave suit]]. This in spite of the fact that she's 15 going on 16 in the film. Plus, she is the first (human) princess that wear a BareYourMidriff outfit.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: 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''.
* NiceGirl: 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.
* OfficialCouple: With Aladdin.
* {{Omniglot}}: Jasmine briefly mentioned in ''Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams'' that she speaks several languages.
* OutOfFocus: Played with. She's first Franchise/DisneyPrincess 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 standalone short, a Broadway play, and some video games. [[note]]The Enchanted Tales short is what tips her over the edge-- Ariel also has three movies, a television series, a Broadway play, and video games.[[/note]]
* ParentService: Probably the most sexualized of any of the Disney Princesses, presumably because the movie is about Aladdin (a young man) and she's meant to be seen through his eyes.
* PluckyGirl: Among other things, she managed to sneak out of the palace and openly stood up to Jafar.
* RapunzelHair: Until ''Tangled'', she had the longest hair of any Disney Princess and still does if you discount magical enhancement.
* RebelliousPrincess: 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.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: 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.
* RunawayFiancee:
** She runs away from home to avoid [[ArrangedMarriage being married off against her will]].
** Also her suitors run away from her, 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.
* ShesGotLegs: As shown in "A Sultan Worth His Salt", Jasmine has rather shapely legs.
* ShowSomeLeg: 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.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: 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 [[LovableRogue 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 ''BeYourself''.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The film has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film too but got cut.
* SpoiledSweet: 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.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Except for the hairstyle, Jasmine looks ''exactly'' like her deceased mother.
* TakenForGranite: There was an episode in the TV Series where Mozenrath turned Jasmine to stone.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl to Sadira's Tomboy.
* TomboyPrincess: Mainly in the series where she is more rowdy and much tougher, but is still [[GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak a very feminine princess at heart.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Princess Jasmine was noticeably more of an ActionGirl in the final sequel ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' than in the two preceding films. She holds her own against the Forty Thieves, all of which are at least twice her size.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her outfit was colored a bright blue to invoke the idea of an oasis in the desert. The main gem in her headband is blue as well.
* {{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.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: 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.
* UptownGirl: The daughter of the local Sultan who falls for a "street rat".
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: It's best to leave her fiancé (later husband), Aladdin, alone unless you want to face Jasmine's wrath.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: A few times she can come off as over-reacting and unreasonable. This is mostly due to her frustration of being ordered around.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abu]]
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->''"He hates fireworks, and he really doesn't like flying either."''
-->-- '''Aladdin'''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

Aladdin's oldest friend, a highly intelligent monkey with a strong streak of kleptomania and a natural gift for thievery.
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: It's revealed in "Seems Like Old Crimes" that the reason behind Abu's friendship and loyalty to Aladdin is because when they were in a gang of robbers, Aladdin was the only one to treat Abu with equal respect and kindness.
* BigEater: He chows into things that are nearly as big as he is.
* BlowingARaspberry: Abu does this taunting gesture to the head of the guards during the chase scene.
* ButtMonkey: Although not as badly as Iago, he does tend to get hurt or humiliated for drama (and, to a lesser extent, comedy).
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Abu was once part of a traveling circus of thieves and the members would treat him badly.
* EmpathyPet: To Aladdin for the thieving. He also points out his LoveAtFirstSight with Jasmine.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: He's a monkey and Aladdin's NonHumanSidekick.
* FreudianExcuse: "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).
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: He wears an open vest and a fez.
* IdiotBall: Grabbing the ruby while Aladdin searches for the lamp caused the Cave of Wonders to collapse in on itself.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Only Iago seems to fully understand what he's saying all the time. Aladdin can just understand him through expressions and body language.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: 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.
* TheLancer: Aladdin's sidekick.
* LovableRogue: Like Aladdin. He's thief and a kleptomaniac, but also funny, likable and a good friend to Aladdin.
* MasterOfUnlocking: He has a set of lockpicks hidden away in his vest. He uses them to free Aladdin from jail.
* MeaningfulName:
** "Abu" is an epithet for men in Arabic and Abu is a male monkey.
** Abu is Ancient Egyptian for elephant. In the first movie and "Web of Fear, he gets turned into an elephant.
* TheMillstone: In the Cave of Wonders, he grabs a huge ruby out of a monkey idol's paws, initiating the destruction of the cave.
* MischiefMakingMonkey: His thieving habits cause a lot of trouble.
* MisplacedWildlife: A new world monkey in the Middle East?
* MoneyFetish: He's just about as greedy as Iago is (hence why he fell for the SchmuckBait 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.
* NaughtyIsGood: He's quite mischievous and sneaky, despite being one of the good guys.
* NeverBareheaded: Also much like Aladdin.
* NiceHat: Just like Aladdin's hat, no less. It turns out Aladdin even bought Abu that hat.
* OnlyFriend: For most of his early life, Aladdin's only trusted companion was Abu.
* PragmaticHero: Noticeably more selfish than Aladdin, and continues to be exceedingly sneaky even into the sequels. Monkeys don't share well.
* PrehensileTail: He's a cartoon monkey. Of course he can use his tail to manipulate and carry stuff.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: What would you expect of a Disney NonHumanSidekick? Just look at him! He's adorable.
* SilentSnarker: From time to time. Just look at his expression in the above pic!
* TheSneakyGuy: 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.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In the first movie, after Jafar betrays Aladdin and tries to kill him, Abu attacks him and secretly steals the lamp.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Though he can make noise, he can't speak. Although at one point he does clearly utter "Aladdin, wake up!" - along with other familiar semi-uttered expressions such as 'Why you!' or 'O brother!' Iago can apparently understand what Abu says.
* StickyFingers: He'll steal anything not nailed down. This really gets him in trouble in the Cave of Wonders.
* TheUnintelligible: 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".
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Aladdin.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Iago.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Iago]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Look at this! I'm so ticked off that I'm '''molting'''!"'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GilbertGottfried

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.
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* AffectionateNickname: Called "Giblet" by Queen Thundra.
* AntiHero: After his HeelFaceTurn. He retains his {{Jerkass}} personality and negative traits from the first movie, but he always comes through for the heroes when needed.
* AttractiveBentGender: When Iago is disguised as a flamingo and mimicking Princess Jasmine's voice, a nearby male flamingo gives him the bedroom eyes. Iago's disguise sure is {{paper thin|Disguise}}: just a fake beak and some stilts.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Though he wasn't necessarily a bad guy at the time, ends up being the one to [[spoiler: 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.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Switches sides when Aladdin and friends treat him better than Jafar ever did.
* BecomingTheMask: 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. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* BeingEvilSucks: 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...
* BeingGoodSucks: ...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.
* BerserkButton: "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!"
* BigDamnHeroes: He pulls an epic one in the end of the second movie, which results in Jafar being killed.
-->"'''Hey, Jafar! [[BigShutUp SHUUUUUUUT UUUUUUUUUUUP!!!]]'''"
* BreakoutCharacter: He rivals Genie with popularity. Enough that he reforms in "Return of Jafar" and has episodes dedicated to him in the series.
%%* ButtMonkey
* ChangedMyMindKid: 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.
* TheChewToy: The movie writers' mantra: "When in doubt, hurt the bird".
* CowardlyLion: 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.
* DefectorFromDecadence: 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.
* DidntWantAnAdventure: 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.
* DirtyCoward: 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 [[CharacterDevelopment grows out of this]] at the end.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: His relationship with Thundra. She's a powerful nature goddess, Iago just a regular bird.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Despite what the Sultan may think, Iago actually ''hates'' crackers.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: 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.
* TheDragAlong: 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).
* TheDragon: 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.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Iago comes to care for the whole group, but the person he favours most seems to be Jasmine, not because she trusts him, but because she is the person whose trust he has to ''work'' for.
* EvilCounterpart: To Abu. Both bad-tempered, greedy, cheeky sidekicks but Iago is more ruthless and (used to) work for Jafar.
* EvilRedhead: At first, he's Jafar's red-feathered, villainous accomplice. He makes a HeelFaceTurn in the sequel.
* {{Familiar}}: WordOfGod [[http://www.wordplayer.com/columns/wp53.The.Rules.html 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.
* FeatheredFiend: 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 [[AntiMagic magic-devouring]] [[MagicEater monster]] on an EvilSorcerer -- but he's got no qualms about letting Iago do it for him.
-->'''Jafar:''' ''"I love the way your foul little mind works!"''
* FeatherFingers: He's got some dexterous wings, holding crackers or tearing out his own feathers with them.
* FieryRedhead: Technically, he has red feathers, but he's got attitude.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: 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 HeelFaceTurn he still maintains his greedy qualities. He particularly seems to like caviar, manicures and vibrating chairs.
* HairTriggerTemper: 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.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Switching sides ''three'' times in ''The Return of Jafar'', and then conspiring with Cassim in ''King of Thieves''.
* HeelFaceTurn: 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.
* HiddenDepths: 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, because it always gets him into trouble. Also, he's surprisingly informed on magic and arcana.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: Inverted after the third movie, where he chooses to leave the palace after Aladdin's marriage to Jasmine and travel the world with Cassim.]]
* TheImp: Small, loud, motor-mouthed and less than moral, as well as having a propensity to stir up trouble, intentionally and otherwise.
* InkSuitActor: Frequently described as "a feathered Gilbert Gottfried".
* {{Jerkass}}: In the original movie, where he's an obnoxious and cruel sidekick for Jafar. Gottfried himself has noted that, "If they wanted a nice parrot, they wouldn't have cast me."
* JerkassHasAPoint: 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 [[ProperlyParanoid 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As his character develops he becomes a good guy, but is still usually out for himself alone and greedy to a fault.
* LargeHam: Example from the TV Show:
-->I SAID... WE! CAN'T! TOUCH! ANYTHING! ''EEEEEEEEEEEEELSE!'' '''''LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!'''''
* LaserGuidedKarma: A frequent victim of this.
* ManipulativeBastard: A master of this.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: He does several impressions in the first film, and they are dead on accurate.
* MeaningfulName: He's named after the notorious villain from ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''; while not as evil, he has certain parallels; he is greedy and manipulative, and seeks power (which he specifies as 'palace perks') and wealth, he is incredibly clever, but lacks more specific goals. He also repeatedly admits to his flaws, which is an honesty that plays a part in why anybody trusts him at all. This reference was lampshaded in the episode "The Vapor Chase", where he mentions he has a twin brother named Othello. Additionally, Iago means, "The Supplanter".
* TheMillstone: 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.
* MisplacedWildlife: He's a South American parrot in the Middle East. Jafar found him in the bazaar and taught him how to talk.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The primary reason for his HeelFaceTurn: he's tired of constantly being abused and pushed around by Jafar.
* MoneyFetish: Unabashedly the greediest member of the series and always eager for cash.
* MrExposition: 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 BlackMagic or {{Evil Sorcerer}}s, Iago will be the one explaining things, courtesy of his time as Jafar's {{familiar}}.
* TheNapoleon: He usually takes this role when he works with Abu and Genie.
* NoIndoorVoice: What did you expect from Gilbert Gottfried?
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the first movie, he pretended to be an ordinary parrot when around characters other than Jafar.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: Interestingly, for most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no-one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.
** 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.
* ReformedButNotTamed: While no longer evil, he still retains a rather unpleasant disposition.
* SarcasticDevotee: He is this to both Jafar and later Aladdin.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Attempted at the end of the first movie, but it doesn't work out, as Jafar pulls him into his lamp with him.
* SixthRanger: With doses of TheLancer.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's arrogant and egotistical, despite the fact he has no magical powers, political status or combat skills.
* SnarkyNonhumanSidekick: To Jafar initially, but also after his HeelFaceTurn in the sequels and television series. [[spoiler:Later leaves Aladdin and becomes Cassim's sidekick]].
* StationaryWings: The fact that he can express with his wings in mid-air makes you think he's floating.
* StockAnimalDiet: Subverted. He ''hates'' crackers, and only eats them because the Sultan unwittingly forces him to.
* TakenForGranite: Gets slowly turned to stone in the episode ''The Day The Bird Stood Still''
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike Abu and Rajah, Iago is fully voiced. Fitting, since he's a parrot and justified by the fact that Jafar uplifted him with magic.
** Although it's strongly implied that his talking was not one of his natural traits, but the result of modifications made by Jafar (according to Jafar in ''The Return of Jafar'', the only thing Iago could say prior to Jafar getting his hands on him was indeed squacks of "Polly Want A Cracker.")
* TalkingInYourSleep: Does this a little in the series. In "The Vapor Chase" it goes hand in hand with a CatapultNightmare: "You got the wrong guy! You want my evil twin brother, Othello!"
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: His face turns pinkish-purple/purplish-pink after telling a seemingly maniacal Jafar to get a grip and he does, by strangling him.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny Guy to Thundra's Huge Girl.
* TokenEvilTeammate: After his HeelFaceTurn. 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.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starting with the final act of the second movie onwards, being more braver and willing to stand up for his friends.
* ToothyBird: Iago, who frequently displays teeth when he's griping, which, given that this is Iago, is most of the time.
** The animators did this specifically to make Iago resemble Creator/GilbertGottfried.
* UpliftedAnimal: The sequel implies (and WordOfGod confirms) that Iago's sentience and other abnormal qualities can be traced back to Jafar's magic.
* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Jafar was a serious Evil Sorcerer, but his sidekick Iago was a comical character. Being voiced by [[Creator/GilbertGottfried Gilbert Gottfried]] helped in that regard.
* VillainousFriendship: [[DownplayedTrope Although Iago does take a few blows along the way]], he and Jafar seem to have a genuine friendship throughout ''Aladdin''. At the very least, their relationship isn't the typical "Evil Master surrounded by his dumb minions whom he berates all the time", like [[Disney/TheLionKIng Scar]] or [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron the Horned King]]. (Barring a few scenes, of course.) They generally chat pleasantly with one another, Jafar actually takes advice from him at one point (and gives him credit for his idea), and even after he conquers Agrabah he keeps Iago at his side to enjoy in the spoils as well. [[spoiler:You can pretty much consider it fizzled by the end of the first movie, though. And Iago's HeelFaceTurn in the sequel confirms that whatever friendship they may have had at one point is now gone.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: 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.
* VoiceChangeling: His specialty. We hear him perfectly mimicking the voices of Jasmine and Jafar. Justified because he's a parrot.
* WildCard: Throughout all three movies and the series, Iago is about as reliable morality-wise as a chocolate teapot. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} 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.]]
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[[folder:The Carpet]]
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->''"Yo Rugman! Haven't seen you in a few millenia, give me some tassel!"''
-->-- '''The Genie upon seeing Carpet again'''

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, and Aladdin trusts him with his life and the lives of his friends.
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* AnimateInanimateObject: He's a sentient (and flying) carpet.
* BashBrothers: He and Genie work particularly well together and have known each other for a ''very'' long time.
* BigDamnHeroes: Often catches the heroes mid-air.
* DontTouchItYouIdiot: To Abu in the first movie.
* FacePalm: Manages to do this without a face ''or'' a palm. It uses its corner tassels as makeshift "hands".
* HypercompetentSidekick: A helpful and useful NonHumanSidekick; Carpet is vital as a member of the team.
* {{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.
* MagicCarpet: Well, obviously. He's a carpet that can rapidly transport people who sit on top of it.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Genie's red oni. He's TheQuietOne while Genie is boisterous and energetic.
* TheReliableOne: Big time. He's just a carpet, but a heroic, intelligent carpet who is always there whenever Aladdin and the others need him.
* RunningGag:
** Genie challenges Carpet to various games, and always loses. In one episode they are interrupted in a game of Poker but you can see Carpet with four Aces.
** When Genie plays against Carpet ''and'' Iago a few times, he always comes last.
* ShipperOnDeck: Aladdin and Jasmine's FirstKiss happened thanks to him.
* TheSilentBob: Justified; he's a ''carpet.'' He can't talk!
* SilentSnarker: Several times, like in the scene with Aladdin and Jasmine after the "A Whole New World" song. See also FacePalm.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He has shown to possess a human level of intelligence, due to his HypercompetentSidekick role - and he can play all kinds of games requiring clarity of thought, from pool, to chess, to card games.
* TheSpeechless: He may be sentient, but he's not chatty.
* ThatOnePlayer: To Genie. It's a RunningGag throughout the entire ''series'', cartoon and films alike, that he ''always'' bests Genie in whatever game they're playing.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: 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.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Carpet is easily pinned by rocks and furniture, or tied up. And he may be magic, but his fabric is not, since he can also be torn or burned by non-magical means, and requires special repair from Genie that can take some time.
* UndyingLoyalty: He's always at Aladdin's side, no matter how dangerous the situation.
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[[folder:The Sultan]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"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 ArrangedMarriage, 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.
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the TV series.
* AdiposeRex: Age and high living have made him quite roly-poly.
* BadassBeard: He has a big one.
* BadassGrandpa: 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.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While he is typically cheerful and rather childish, when his daughter and/or his city is in danger, he will fight back.
* BigGood: As the kind, benevolent Sultan of Agrabah.
* BigOlEyebrows: Even bigger than his daughter's.
* BumblingDad: To Jasmine. Not stupid, but somewhat childish and gullible.
* CluelessBoss: His default state, especially in the first movie. Every now and then in the series however he would show moments of competence.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: 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.
* DotingParent: 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.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: He says he has a knack for the Carpet, but Carpet doesn't seem to have a knack for ''him''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He is addressed by his title only.
* GeniusDitz: He's a competent ruler, but he seems hopelessly inept at reading people and is generally incredibly scatterbrained.
* GoodCounterpart: He's Jafar's opposite both physically and mentally.
* TheGoodKing: 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."
* GoodParents: 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.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The TropeNamer! The movie even lampshades this when the Sultan prides himself to be an excellent judge of character, and Iago grumbles his sarcastic "NOT!"
* HypnoticEyes: He gets these when being {{brainwashed}} by Jafar.
* LetsGetDangerous: 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}}.
* ManChild: At times he acts very childish, such as collecting toys and getting really excited when riding the carpet.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Although he wasn't any taller when he was younger either.
* NiceGuy: 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.
* NoNameGiven: Although [[AllThereInTheManual the lyrics for the]] [[CutSong 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."
* PapaWolf: Do not harm his daughter or his city. He will hunt you down.
* ParentalSubstitute: Strangely enough, he is like this to Aladdin, his son-in-law. He is more a father than Aladdin ever had growing up. He gives him training and encouragement and treats him in a fatherly sort of way [[ObnoxiousInLaws 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. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't quite work out, it's a nice gesture.]]
* PingPongNaivete: 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.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his flaws, he's generally a worthy ruler knowing when to put his power to 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 MarryForLove.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: 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.
* RetiredBadass: If the stories about his past are true he's had an eventful life before settling down.
* WeakWilled: 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.
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[[folder:Rajah]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

Princess Jasmine's large, yet loyal and loving pet tiger.
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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: He acts like a (very tough) house cat rather than a dog. He has a dog's whine-like sound though, and shows affection to Aladdin and Jasmine by licking them.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: 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.
* CatsAreMean: Initially, before he warms up to Aladdin and later the reformed Iago.
* CoolPet: He's completely loyal and devoted to Jasmine.
* CuteKitten: Turned into one by Jafar (temporarily) in the first movie. Even when he doesn't look like one, however, he still ''acts'' like one.
* DemotedToExtra: 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 major role in a few episodes (such as ''Sandswitch'', ''To Cure a Thief'', ''Forget Me Lots'' and much more).
* EmpathyPet: Much like Abu is this to Aladdin, Rajah serves as this to Jasmine.
* FireForgedFriends: 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.
* MisplacedWildlife: Averted. A lot of viewers assume he's a case of this, but there actually were tigers in the Middle East surprisingly recently. Doesn't explain his Indian-sounding name, though.
* PantheraAwesome: Although he acts more like an oversized housecat.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Design-wise, Rajah bears a close resemblance to [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Khan]].
* RunningGag: 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.
* UndyingLoyalty: For Jasmine.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Razoul]]
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[[caption-width-right:280:''"I'll have your hands for a trophy, street rat!"'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimCummings

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.
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: It doesn't matter if you're an old man or a woman, or if you're a JustifiedCriminal like Aladdin who only steals food to survive. If you commit a crime, he ''will'' come after you. TruthInTelevision: Medieval era laws and punishments were ''very'' harsh, no matter where in the world you were.
* BadassBeard: Zigzagged in that Razoul's not ''much'' of a threat in the series, but still, he sports a very impressive chin-warmer.
* ButtMonkey: More so in the series, where he is routinely trounced, defeated or humiliated, especially by the various monsters of the week.
* ChainedHeat: 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.
* GrumpyBear: 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.
* InspectorJavert: Even after Aladdin becomes Jasmine's fiancé, Razoul will look for any excuse to arrest Aladdin or make things hard for the "street rat."
* JerkassHasAPoint: 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: 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, and aside from that, is fiercely loyal to Jasmine and the Sultan. When Agrabah is attacked by Aziz, he stops Aladdin from going to the palace rather than having him meet the same fate, and in "Mudder's Day," he doesn't hesitate to save Aladdin's life.
* KarmaHoudini: 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.
* MythologyGag: 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 ''Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves'', who got caught in the thieves' lair because he forgot the magic password after he got inside, leaving him trapped in their treasury.
* PsychoForHire: A truly sadistic bastard who enjoys killing and violence in 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 EvilPlan 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.
* RedShirtArmy: This is very evident where the Royal Guards had difficulty defeating Dominus Tusk.
* SurroundedByIdiots: The other guards aren't very bright.
-->'''Guard''': He's got a sword!\\
'''Razoul''': You idiots... [[NoIndoorVoice WE'VE ALL GOT SWORDS!]]
* UndyingLoyalty: 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.
* UnwittingPawn: To Jafar in the first two movies, some occasions in the TV series, and to Sa'luk in ''King Of Thieves''.
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[[folder:Fazal and Hakim]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:Hakim (left) and Fazal (right).]]

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.
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* BigEater: 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.
* ButtMonkey: Like their boss, they get manhandled and kicked around a lot, mostly to show off how Aladdin is the show's hero.
* TheEeyore: Hakim sole characterization is based on his glum, gloomy attitude and his monotone way of speech.
* FatAndSkinny: Fazal's the fat one, Hakim is the skinny one.
* KarmaHoudini: Like Razoul, they were involved in abducting and attempting to murder "Prince Ali", but never get notably punished for it.
* ThoseTwoGuys: There's technically a third guard who hangs out with them, but he never speaks or gets named, so it's mostly them.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fazal loves dates.
[[/folder]]

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Jafar]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'll teach you some respect!!"'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:'''"THE POWER!!!!! THE ABSOLUTE POWERRRRR!!!!!!"''']]
->''"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.
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* AdaptationalBadass: Jafar is a CompositeCharacter of an evil sorcerer and an ObstructiveBureaucrat vizier from the original tale who ''wasn't'' the BigBad. He now ''is'' the BigBad who uses every bit of both magical and political power he has.
* AmbitionIsEvil: 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 to the Sultan, able to hypnotize him and make him into a PuppetKing 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 BecomingTheGenie.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: 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.
* AnimalEyes: Briefly during his shape shifting into a snake.
* ArchEnemy: Jafar serve as the main nemesis and adversary to Aladdin.
* AxCrazy: 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.
* BabyTalk: 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.
* BadBoss: To Iago in the first movie and Abis Mal in the second movie. The former is fed up and quits being evil.
* BaldOfEvil: Not noticeable at first, but he's shown to be this during his BigYes to BigNo scene. It's plausible that he shaved his head for the disguise.
* BeardOfEvil: Not everyone with a beard is evil (in fact, every male citizen of Agrabah we see, [[ButNotTooForeign besides Aladdin]] and little boys, has a beard) but Jafar's beard is definitely a Beard Of Evil. Jasmine, falsely admiringly, notes that it's "So twisted".
* BecomingTheGenie: His wish to become an all-powerful genie [[HoistByHisOwnPetard 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 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.
* BigBad: Jafar, the Sultan's primary advisor/counselor and Grand Vizier, who is also TheStarscream (ironic that his first mook for the Cave of Wonders job was voiced by [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Starscream's actor]]), and he intends to take over the kingdom with the magic lamp.
* BigNo: Gives out one after every defeat.
* BlessedWithSuck: {{Exploited|Trope}}. Aladdin tricks Jafar into wishing his third and final wish be for the latter to become a genie. And while Jafar is granted phenomenal, cosmic powers, he's also bound by the lamp and whoever owns it.
* BreakoutVillain: His popularity as a villain only rivaled, if not tied with, Maleficent herself. Some fans say they also share many similarities.
* BreathWeapon: "I'm just getting warmed up!" (''fire breath'')
* CardCarryingVillain: 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...
* CharmPerson: With his magic staff which he used to convince the Sultan to more easily persuade him.
* TheChessmaster: In the first movie, and ''especially'' the second movie.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: 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.
* ClassicVillain: Representing Ambition and Pride. He even provides the page image.
* ClippedWingAngel: Genie Jafar. He is immensely powerful in this form, [[spoiler:but he can now be trapped in the lamp]]. He also faces many more restrictions as a genie than as a sorcerer.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Dressed in villainous black and red.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: His appearance was based on that of Creator/ConradVeidt
* CompositeCharacter: 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.
* CreepyLongFingers: Which goes along with his thin frame.
* DarkIsEvil: In his normal and sorcerer forms.
* DeadpanSnarker: During his less hammy moments.
* DeaderThanDead: 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.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: 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.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: 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.
* DraggedOffToHell: 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.
* DragonInChief: 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 JackassGenie 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.
* EvilChancellor:
* EvilCounterpart: 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 men 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 putting up a façade in order to ingratiate themselves with those above their station ehether it be Jafar putting up the image of a calm and stoic loyal vizier when in reality he is a maniacal and over-the-top power-mongering sorcerer who is aiming to take the throne of Agrabah for himself or Aladdin taking up his "Prince Ali" identity where he puts up a cocky and boisterous demeanor to cover up his mild-mannered and humble street urchin true self. They lie 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.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: His hat, robes, and staff change after he becomes a sorcerer, and again after he becomes a genie.
* EvilEyebrows: Big and thin ones
* EvilGenius: When he doesn't give into {{Pride}} he's actually very clever, especially in the sequel.
* EvilIsBigger: He may be LeanAndMean, but he absolutely towers over everybody else in the movie except the Genie.
* EvilIsHammy: Especially after becoming the greatest sorcerer in the world.
* EvilIsPetty: From ''The Return of Jafar'' onwards, his only motivation is to get revenge on Aladdin; everything else, including world domination, is a distant second.
* EvilLaugh: 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. In one scene, he and Iago even try to one-up each other's laughs.
** The one he has at the end of the DarkReprise of "Prince Ali" is both fantastic and a little terrifying.
* EvilPlan: Acquiring the lamp and marrying are ends to the same goal; take over the kingdom.
* EvilSorcerer: The greatest [[LargeHam IN THE WORLD]]!!!
* EvilSoundsDeep: His deep voice is particularly prominent in his opening line "You... are late!"
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: 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.
* FatalFlaw: 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.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jafar in most of his appearances in the first half of the movie. Sure he may have been calm and polite toward Jasmine and the Sultan, but it was only because he had to be in so to cover his true motives, not to mention as while polite to their faces (while still being quite manipulative) he was clearly shown to drop the demeanor whenever not in their presence. It's half the reason people love him.
* FinalBoss: Of the ''Aladdin'' video games released around the Walt Disney Classics VHS of the movie.
* FisherKing: When he takes control the sky becomes red.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: 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.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Multiple times. He starts as a SmugSnake, then he becomes an EvilSorcerer, then he becomes a PhysicalGod. In ''The Return of Jafar'' he doesn't get any stronger, but he definitely gets ''smarter''.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In his Genie form, his eyes glow a complete yellow.
* AGodAmI:
-->"'''''THE POWER... THE ABSOLUTE POWEEEERRR!!! THE UNIVERSE IS MIIIINE TO COMMAND, TO CONTROOOOOLLL!!!'''''"
* GoodColorsEvilColors: 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 FatalFlaw. He cannot control his lust for more and more power. This is also what eventually does him in--see below.
* TheHeavy: His villainous actions play a key role in driving the plot forward, for the duration of the original film.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: 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 [[AchillesHeel kick his lamp into the lava]], causing Jafar to electrocute, then explode into nothingness.
* HypocriteHasAPoint: He calls Aladdin a liar and a con, both of which [[EvilChancellor can also]] [[ConsummateLiar be applied]] [[TheUsurper to himself]]. Nonetheless, Aladdin accepts this description of him and decides to make up for it by stopping Jafar's plans.
* HypnoRay: Via his MagicStaff.
* InsultBackfire: 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]''
* ItsAllAboutMe: He's completely obsessed with his own personal power and gratification, which results in his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder; he disregards everyone else, often making enemies where he could have avoided it just by being a bit more generous.
* JackassGenie: In ''The 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. While genies are [[ThouShaltNotKill forbidden to kill anyone]], Jafar is able to [[LoopholeAbuse 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.
* {{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.
* KilledOffForReal: He's killed in ''[[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar The Return of Jafar]]'' when Iago kicks his lamp into a pool of lava. The ''Aladdin'' canon continued with three seasons of [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries a cartoon series]] as well as [[Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves a final movie]], all without bringing Jafar back. He does return in a ''Hercules'' crossover episode, in which he's still ''technically'' dead, but that's thanks to his partner Hades, Lord of the Dead. And even then, Jafar ends up in the River Styx, and disappears before he's completely submerged.
* KnightOfCerebus: 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.
* LackOfEmpathy:
** 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. [[AssholeVictim The audience shares a similar emotion]]. Doubles as NoHonorAmongThieves.
** After seeing Jasmine cry after lying about Aladdin's execution, his reaction?
-->'''Jafar''': I think she took it rather well.
* LargeAndInCharge: Iago's words about him in ''The Return of Jafar''.
* LargeHam: Hoo boy, he is one of Disney's ''largest''.
* LeaderWannabe: He wants to be Sultan.
* LeanAndMean: 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."
* LightningBruiser: Jafar in his cobra form. Justified because he's huge and because [[TruthInTelevision cobras are REALLY fast]].
* LoopholeAbuse: Genies can't kill anyone outright, but in ''The 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 ''[[FateWorseThanDeath wish]]'' [[FateWorseThanDeath they were dead]], as he often reminds people:
---> "You'd be surprised what you can live through."
* MagicStaff: His first, projecting his HypnoRay 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.
* ManipulativeBastard: He uses his influence to control the kingdom with his CharmPerson powers, he graduates to greater intelligent schemes in the sequel.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: He's named after UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar, which has often been adopted as a name for a Middle Eastern villain.
* NiceHat: Which becomes pointy as a sorcerer.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Not that he was never a serious menace for his enemies having an extensive knowledge of arcane lore, spells, potions, but initially he doesn't seem to possess any genuine magical power which apparently makes him look less dangerous. However as soon he wishes to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world he becomes one of the most omnipotent evil sorcerers in any Disney universe. Moreover, although he is LaughablyEvil, he CAN also be ruthless and cruel.
* ObviouslyEvil: To everyone but the Sultan, who is [[TropeNamers a]] HorribleJudgeOfCharacter.
* OminousOperaCape: Which is black that's red on the inside.
* OneWingedAngel: In addition to the ScaledUp mentioned below, he turns into a Genie. While it doesn't work for him ''at the time'' and he becomes SealedEvilInACan, 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.
* OutOfTheInferno: He calmly walks through the ring of fire he surrounded Aladdin with after Aladdin calls him a snake. Then, like the OneWingedAngel TropeNamer [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], Jafar, in addition to walking through fire, takes his own OneWingedAngel form while firing an InsultBackfire on Aladdin.
* PlayingWithFire: 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.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Implied. He views speechlessness as "a fine quality in a wife".
* PowerEchoes: In his genie form.
* {{Pride}}: His FatalFlaw. He can't accept even being the ''[[SecondPlaceIsForLosers second]]'' most powerful being on Earth and wishes to become a genie, leading to his own imprisonment.
* PsychopathicManchild: 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 with Jasmine after she rejects him.
* PungeonMaster: As a sorcerer, Jafar announces each attack with a lame pun. "Your ''time'' is up![[note]]Imprisons Jasmine in an hourglass filling with sand, which will eventually suffocate her[[/note]]/Don't ''toy'' with me![[note]]Turns Abu into a monkey cymbal toy like one of the Macguffins from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''[[/note]]/Things are unraveling fast now, boy![[note]]Unravels the Magic Carpet into a ball of yarn[[/note]]/Get the ''point?!''[[note]]Swords come down and block Aladdin's path to the Lamp[[/note]]/I'm just getting warmed up!![[note]]Breathes fire around Aladdin[[/note]]", etc.
* RealityWarper: His powers increase with each wish until he becomes an all-powerful genie with phenomenal cosmic powers.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His outfit. It has a black cape with red inside it, and a red feather in his turban.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jafar is seen early in the movie as having red irises in his eyes.
* RedSkyTakeWarning: 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.
* RevengeBeforeReason: 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. [[VillainTeamUp Hades]] calls him out on this in the series' crossover with ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
* {{Sadist}}: Takes some pleasure in subjugating the Sultan and Jasmine under his control, including watching Sultan get stuffed with crackers.
* ScaledUp: Turns into a gigantic cobra. Worth noting, this is one of the few times it's actually effective. So effective, Jafar's the ImageSource for ScaledUp on TV Tropes.
* SealedEvilInACan: He becomes one at the end of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' after he wishes to become a Genie and he gets trapped in a dark lamp. He gets freed in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' by a thief, and goes back to Agrabah to get his revenge on the heroes.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Gets them after becoming a sorcerer.
* SmugSnake: Initially, but he graduates to a MagnificentBastard in ''The Return of Jafar''.
* SmugSuper: After first becoming the world's most powerful sorcerer, and then BecomingTheGenie, he openly takes pride in his newfound powers.
-->'''Jafar''': You are a fool to challenge me! I am ''all-powerful.''
* SnakesAreEvil: He's the BigBad, possesses a cobra-shaped MagicStaff, and can even become a giant cobra.
* SpikesOfVillainy: At first sight, you could think the Sultan dressing upon the first wish was a bit useless since Jafar went back to his Vizier dressing upon the second wish moments later. However, if you pay attention, you can see that Jafar's "Real Sorcerer" Suit has pointer shoulders, his hat isn't round anymore (with two more points), and his Cobra Cane is more realistic and has its mouth open.
* SssssnakeTalk: As a giant cobra, obviously.
* TheSociopath: 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 ("[[LackOfEmpathy I think she took it rather well]]") and is quite intelligent and manipulative. Like [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], he's a high-functioning sociopath, able to hide his true self behind a veneer of charming manners.
* SorcerousOverlord: 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.
* SoulJar: 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.
* TheStarscream:
** His lifestyle is as the MindControl-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 competition[[note]] in the form of Jasmine coming into a queen's estate and being able to get rid of him, rather than in the form of her prospective husband staking out his own turf[[/note]], 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 [[WifeHusbandry Hikaru Genji Plan]] here, folks!
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Subverted. Jasmine distracts him by pretending to be mind-controlled into loving him. She describes him as "tall, dark...well dressed.." Apparently, calling Jafar handsome would just be too suspicious.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: 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.
* TechnicalPacifist: [[EnforcedTrope 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 [[MurderByInaction 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.
* ThinChinOfSin: He has a pointy chin, which also extends to a longer and curlier beard.
* VillainBall: Several, notably listening to Aladdin's suggestion that he should [[BecomingTheGenie 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 InvincibleVillain who could have murdered Aladdin at his leisure.
* VillainHasAPoint: 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.
* VillainSong: ''Prince Ali Reprise'' in the first film and ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're Only Second Rate]]'' in the second one. He also had three cut songs from the first movie, ''Why Me?'', ''[[HumiliationConga Humiliate The Boy]]'', and ''My Finest Hour''.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As the grand vizier. Ends when Aladdin exposes him and his plans.
* VillainousCrush: 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. [[ZigzaggedTrope Although]], he ''does'' dress her up in a skimpier outfit when he enslaves her, as well as gets DistractedByTheSexy when Jasmine acts [[ShowSomeLeg seductive]], implying he's at least somewhat attracted to her.
* VillainousFriendship: [[DownplayedTrope Although Iago does take a few blows along the way]], he and Jafar seem to have a genuine friendship throughout ''Aladdin''. At the very least, their relationship isn't the typical "Evil Master surrounded by his dumb minions whom he berates all the time", like [[Disney/TheLionKIng Scar]] or [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron the Horned King]]. (Barring a few scenes, of course.) They generally chat pleasantly with one another, Jafar actually takes advice from him at one point (and gives him credit for his idea), and even after he conquers Agrabah he keeps Iago at his side to enjoy in the spoils as well. [[spoiler:You can pretty much consider it fizzled by the end of the first movie, though. And Iago's HeelFaceTurn in the sequel confirms that whatever friendship they may have had at one point is now gone.]]
* WickedCultured: One of the most sophisticated in {{Creator/Disney}} canon.
* WingdingEyes: During his EvilLaugh at the end of ''Prince Ali Reprise''.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: 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. [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide He just feels finally free to go all out.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: 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.
* XRaySparks: When destroyed in the second film.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: 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. His promise that he'll get what's coming to him suggests that if he managed to get the Lamp he would be stabbed to death, the same way Aladdin almost was.
** 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.
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[[folder:Gazeem]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/snapshot20051017150605.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"It is I - Gazeem, a [[BlatantLies humble thief]]."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CharlieAdler

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.
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis video game, he is the MiniBoss of the third stage and isn't a {{Mook}} to Jafar.
* AssholeVictim: Considering he's a common criminal and an implied murderer, his death may be closure to his victims. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Jafar after Gazeem is killed.
-->'''Jafar''': "[[LackOfEmpathy Gazeem was obviously less than worthy]]."
* BlatantLies: Gazeem calls himself a "humble thief", even though [[EvenEvilHasStandards a humble thief wouldn't]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards kill]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards people just to steal an artifact]].
* DeathByMaterialism: 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.
* EatenAlive: Gets eaten alive by the Cave of Wonders when he tries to enter it.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: He gets swallowed by the cave when he tries to escape and is apparently buried alive.
* FatalFlaw: His greed leads to him being killed by the Cave.
* HandRubbing: He rubs his hands in anticipation before entering the Cave of Wonders.
* HopeSpot: 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 [[TemptingFate 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.
* ShadowArchetype: He represents what Aladdin could've been as a heartless, completely greedy thief. It was because of Aladdin's lack of those vices that he was allowed to enter the Cave of Wonders and not Gazeem. As an afterward sense of irony, Gazeem's name is similar to that of Cassim, Aladdin's father who's also the King of Thieves.
* TooDumbToLive: Gazeem should've understood what the cave meant by saying he wasn't the "Diamond in the Rough," which means "You're not welcome here. Go away." He doesn't take the hint and gets swallowed up by the cave. Didn't help Jafar goads him into trying to enter.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He gets killed just five minutes into the movie.
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[[folder:Prince Achmed]]
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[[caption-width-right:258:''"You are a worthless street rat. You were born a street rat, you'll die a street rat, and only your fleas will mourn you."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Corey Burton

A {{Jerkass}} prince and one of Jasmine's would-be suitors.
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* DisproportionateRetribution: He tried to whip two ''children'' for simply getting in his way.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: 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 as well as saving all of Agrabah.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's first introduced calling two children "filthy brats" and trying to whip them.
* LaserGuidedKarma: 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.
* NiceHat: A purple turban with black feathers.
* PrinceCharmless: To quote Aladdin:
-->'''Aladdin''': If I was as rich as you, I could afford some manners!
* WouldHurtAChild: He tried to beat two little kids with a bullwhip just for getting in his way; fortunately, [[FriendToAllChildren Aladdin]] intervened.
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!!Other Characters

[[folder:Harem Girls]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Unknown

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.
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* BedlahBabe: These sexy girls are dressed almost the same as Jasmine, who is a princess, with a veil added.
* FanserviceExtra: Their role in the movie during the song "One Jump Ahead" and in "Prince Ali".
* LovesMyAlterEgo: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. They don't sympathize with Aladdin being a JustifiedCriminal and are quite dismissive of him. When he returns as Prince Ali, they all swoon over him.
* NoNameGiven: Their names are never revealed. Some fans call them "Balcony Girls".
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[[folder:The Peddler]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RobinWilliams (speaking) / Bruce Adler (singing)

The merchant and the narrator of the story
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: He's got a more caricatured look than the other human characters, and his FourFingeredHands 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.
* CameraAbuse: You think that camera got close enough to his face?
* FourFingeredHands: He has four fingers. It's one of several hints about his true identity, but the idea didn't make the final cut. [[Creator/RobinWilliams But guess who did the voice of the merchant?]][[note]]In 2015, they admitted that it was still canon.[[/note]]
* HonestJohnsDealership: He comes across as a sleazy salesman who would sell his grandmother for a good price.
* NoFourthWall: He's speaking directly to us. He also gets his face flattened against it.
* NoNameGiven: Just like the Genie, his name goes unmentioned.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: 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."
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Is only seen at the beginning of the movie, but provides explanations for the lamp and sets up for the story.
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