Characters: Aladdin and the King of Thieves
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The enigmatic leader of the Forty Thieves, making him the titular King of Thieves. He leads his band to attack Aladdin and Jasmin's wedding, hoping to steal the scepter of the Oracle. Investigating leads Aladdin to the discover that the King of Thieves is his own long-lost father, who abandoned him and his mother years ago in hopes of finding the legendary Hand of Midas, a mystical artifact that resides on the Vanishing Isle and which can turn anything it touches into solid gold. In his obsession with finding it and thusly giving his family all the wealth they could ever dream of, he all but forgot about his family, returning only after his wife had died and his son had vanished — unbeknownst to him, having made his own living as a street rat of Agrabah.
Voiced by: Jerry Orbach
A hulking and intimidating member of the Forty Thieves, Sa'luk remembers the "good old days" before Cassim enforced the "don't hurt the innocent" rule and yearns to lead the Thieves back to that lifestyle. Seemingly killed when Aladdin is forced to join the Forty Thieves to save his own life, Sa'luk escapes and betrays his former gang, then manipulates the remnants to force Aladdin and Cassim to lead him to the Hand of Midas.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: There's no question that he becomes leader of the remaining Thieves due to his skills at fighting, and he retained his position in the Thieves prior to Aladdin by being able to kill any man who tried to join and take his place.
- Ax-Crazy: Most ruthless and brutal of the Thieves, and openly enjoys violence.
- Badass Mustache:
- Badass: He kills a shark with his bare hands. 'Nuff said.
- Bald of Evil: Evil and clean shaven.
- Big Bad: Of the third film. He's clearly a rival "king" among the Forty Thieves to Cassim and he's the one that's leading the group in the second half.
- Blood Knight: He openly promises that the Forty Thieves will go back to implied murder and mayhem under his leadership, and he makes it clear that Cassim's "don't hurt the innocent" was why he hated working for him.
- Death by Irony: The Hand of Midas that he sought so hard to get turns him into a gold statue.
- Disney Death: Quite surprising, as it first seemed like a typical Disney Villain Death.
- Evil Is Bigger: Much larger than Aladdin or even his former boss Cassim.
- Genius Bruiser: A lot more sneaky and manipulative than he first seems.
- Jerkass: He's rude, treacherous, physically abusive; check.
- Large and In Charge: After turning the other thieves against Cassim. It's also hinted that he used to be the leader before Cassim.
- Manipulative Bastard: He sells out the Forty Thieves to Razoul, then neatly takes control of the handful who escaped by making them believe it was Cassim and Aladdin who betrayed them to the Agrabah authorities.
- One-Man Army: During his Villain Song, he easily browbeats the remainder of the Forty Thieves into following him by physically dominating them all, proving he's stronger than any of them.
- The Resenter: Hates Cassim with a passion.
- Slasher Smile: Sports some truly nasty ones during the movie.
- The Starscream: He usurps control over the Forty Thieves and it's made clear during his Villain Song that he's always wanted to take control.
- Super Strength: He's not the strongest member of the Forty Thieves, but he's certainly far stronger than any normal man.
- Taken for Granite: A variant with gold instead of stone is his fate when he catches the Hand of Midas in his bare hand.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Seizes control over the Forty Thieves after Cassim abandons them to head to Agrabah.
- Villain Song: Are You In Or Out?
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Rather like Aladdin, he basically wears nothing except an open vest, showing off his hulking torso.
- Wolverine Claws: As can be seen in his page image, his favored weapons are essentially hooked claws worn like knuckle-dusters.
Voiced by: C.C.H. Pounder
An enigmatic spirit who resides within an enchanted scepter that is unknowingly offered as a wedding gift to Jasmine and Aladdin, this mystical entity will answer with perfect clarity, but will only answer a single question for a single individual in their lives. Cassim and the Forty Thieves wish to retrieve her so they use her to guide them to the Hand of Midas.
- The Omniscient: She sees all that has been and all that will be. With the limitation of being bound "by the Rule of One: One Question, One Answer", a person may only ever ask a single question of her, after which she can never speak to them again.