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Characters from Disney's Aladdin universe.

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

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"You're only in trouble if you get caught!"
Voiced by: Scott Weinger (speaking), Brad Kane (singing), Tommy Tallarico (Sega Genesis voice samples)
Appears in alternate continuities: Kingdom Hearts | House of Mouse | Disney Infinity

An orphan grown to maturity on the streets of Agrabah, the homeless Aladdin has little to focus on in life beyond surviving day to day, dreaming of the comfort and safety that would be his were he to somehow become rich. Despite this hostile life, he retains a pure heart and a generous soul, making him a "diamond in the rough". For this, Jafar manipulates him into retrieving the Lamp of the Genie from the Cave of Wonders, but fails to claim it himself. Instead, with the Genie's help, Aladdin eventually defeats the evil vizier and becomes affianced to the love of his life, Princess Jasmine. Many further adventures follow, culminating with the crashing of his wedding by the legendary Forty Thieves, but finally Aladdin and Jasmine are wed.

  • The Ace: Aladdin disguises himself as the completely over-the-top Prince Ali to woo Princess Jasmine, and he's introduced with a preposterously epic song that's one long hymn to his awesomeness, which has him easily evading the guards.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • In the original story, Aladdin was a lazy kid who's maybe a little clever. Here, he's a Guile Hero with Le Parkour abilities to rival Altair.
    • In the films and series, he's rarely seen using weaponry. In video game appearances, he's a Master Swordsman who's pretty good with wielding a scimitar.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. 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.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: 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.
  • Amazon Chaser: Downplayed. Aladdin was already in love with Jasmine the first moment he saw her, but this moment has him look surprisingly and pleasingly impressed by her feat in acrobatics.
  • Anti-Hero: 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. He got over it after the second movie.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "The Ethereal," he dismisses Jasmine's visions of the titular antagonist as being All Just a Dream. However, upon seeing the events of the dream that Jasmine described come true one by one, he's soon convinced.
  • Badass Normal: This is a guy who goes up against magical beings, sorcerers, and giant robots on a regular basis, and somehow finds a way to come out on top every time by using his guile.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Aladdin walks around with his vest open and his chest bare, yet he has no nipples.
  • Batman Gambit: Showcased in the first movie. His plan to defeat Jafar banked on exploiting the man's ego.
  • Battle Couple: With Jasmine — this becomes more evident in the TV series and last sequel, with the two of them fighting their enemies together.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a Nice Guy through and through, but you do not want to make him angry. In the first film, when Prince Achmed badmouths him, Aladdin is only stopped from physically attacking him because the palace gates slammed shut between them.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Jasmine. They both bond over how they feel trapped in their respective lives.
  • Bound and Gagged: Chained up and silenced so he couldn't save himself from drowning or call for help, until Genie saves him.
  • A Boy and His X:
    • A Man and His Monkey. This is his relationship with his monkey Abu.
    • And narratively, A Man and His Genie.
  • Character Development: By the final film, he's really grown into a man worthy of being Sultan. This is best seen in 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.
  • Character Tics: Aladdin rubs the back of his head when he's embarrassed, raises a single eyebrow when he's interested, and wiggles his eyebrows when he says something suggestive or has more than one meaning. In addition, when he's disguised as Prince Ali, the plume on his feather starts drooping whenever he lies.
  • Chick Magnet: Just ask Jasmine, Sadira, Saleen, and (initially) Brawnhilda.
  • The Chosen One: Downplayed and probably more like a case of The Chosen Many in that Aladdin wasn't allowed to pass through the Cave of Wonders because of who he is specifically but rather he possessed a noble heart and good spirit which is what allowed him to pass through. Presumably, anyone who had the same qualities could have probably also entered the Cave of Wonders unharmed.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Especially in the animated show, where characters, often Iago, are able to use the knowledge that he'll always help people in need to get him to go along with things.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He was designed to resemble a Middle-Eastern Tom Cruise.
  • Consummate Liar: Being a Guile Hero Street Urchin, it's part of the trade, but at the same time it's treated as a serious character flaw. Aladdin grows out of it before it becomes an actual Fatal Flaw.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Explored in the television series. He grew up an orphan after his father left the family on a treasure hunt and never came home and his mother died some time afterwards, forcing him to raise himself on the streets as a thief. He later finds out that his dad is the leader of the infamous "40 Thieves." 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.
  • Determinator:
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Twice at least. One of them by conning them into becoming a Cthulhu... who is constrained by itty bitty living space.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He used the Genie to become a wealthy prince to woo Jasmine. He succeeds, but never considered before them that with Jasmine comes the throne of Agrabah.
  • Distressed Dude: At one point in the first movie, he's thrown into the ocean by Jafar's guards, and would have drowned if not for the Genie.
    • In the series, at one point Aladdin gets kidnapped for ransom by Mozenrath, and Jasmine has to rescue him.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Even after the Prince Ali charade is over, we see him wear shoes to select events such as his wedding and a few times in the TV show. However, he seems to prefer going barefoot 99 percent of the time.
  • Establishing Character Moment: "One Jump Ahead", his opening musical number, in which he easily dodges the city guard who are after him for stealing a loaf of bread while singing about how he needs it to live, which is immediately followed by him giving said bread to a pair of young children without a second thought.
  • Exposed to the Elements: When Jafar banishes him to the ends of the Earth, aka a frozen tundra, he walks about there in only his vest and pants combo with no shoes, and survives long enough to track down Carpet and get back to Agrabah.
  • Fake Aristocrat: 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.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Downplayed. Aladdin's Iconic Outfit is nearly the same, except for the ragged patch on the lower left side of his pants.
  • Flaw Exploitation: He beats Jafar in the first movie by exploiting his ego and lust for power.
  • Friend to All Children: He's proven this countless times. His first scene has him immediately give away the bread he stole to two kids he just met and later defending them from the arrogant Prince Achmed.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's the only one of the thieves in "Seems Like Old Crimes, Part 1" to treat Abu kindly.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: One of Aladdin's defining traits. In the first film, he and Abu went through a lot of trouble trying to steal a loaf of bread while avoiding the guards. Once they were in the clear, they were about to feast until they saw some hungry homeless kids digging for food in the trash. Aladdin (and reluctantly Abu) offer the bread to them. In the second film, Aladdin steals the ill-gotten loot of Abis Mal and rains it down all over Agrabah, which Abu objects to. He tells the monkey that the poor people need the treasure more than they do.
  • Guile Hero: 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.
  • Happily Married: To Jasmine by the end of King of Thieves.
  • Hand Behind Head: He does this pose on his first date with Jasmine, to show his awkwardness as he's smitten with her. He also does this when he first tells Genie about her.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Several video game appearances have him fight with a scimitar.
  • Hidden Depths: He's not called "the diamond in the rough" by the cave of wonders for nothing. Aladdin's worth lies far within. When you understand not to judge a book by its cover - the young man is one of the most honest, empathetic and good-willed humans you're ever going to find in the entire world.
  • Honor Before Reason: In the third movie; after breaking Cassim out of the dungeon and being discovered, instead of escaping Agrabah with his father, Aladdin refuses to abandon Jasmine and willingly goes back to face the consequences of his actions because he knows how much it would affect her after seeing how much it hurt his mother and him.
  • Iconic Outfit: 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).
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He justified his stealing by only taking whatever he needed and nothing more. On one occasion where he did take more than he needed, he was devastated to see how much he hurt someone and returned the money.
  • Idiot Hero: Even though he's also a Guile Hero, Aladdin is prone to foolish 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 chronic inability to pass by a problem and not try to solve it.
  • Insecure Love Interest: He doesn't believe Jasmine could ever love the real him, as a street rat, and disguises himself as a Prince to become worthy of her. It's when he drops the act and is himself that Jasmine loves him.
  • Justified Criminal: As established from the very beginning, Aladdin only steals food to survive. Of course, he gets No Sympathy from the various merchants and the palace guard for it.
    Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat. Tell you all about it when I've got the time.
    • Though once Aladdin becomes royal, he stops stealing as he no longer needs to.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: How often does he actually keep anything he steals for himself? Only a jeweled flower to earn bonus points with his girlfriend.
  • Leitmotif: Often accompanied by a reprise of "One Jump Ahead".
  • Losing Your Head:
    • 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 Big Damn Heroes 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.
  • Lovable Rogue: As a thief and a trickster (at least initially), but a sympathetic one you can root for.
  • Love at First Sight: He fell in love with Jasmine instantly after seeing her for the first time.
  • Missing Mom: Aladdin's mother died when he was a child. It's hinted in The King of Thieves that he still misses her very much. Initially though, she was to be a major character in the first film but was deleted after the script changed.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Reportedly, he was redesigned during development because originally he was deemed not attractive enough.note 
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Though not as strong as Genie and Jafar, Aladdin does have a certain degree of strength as he was strong enough to dig carpet from being stuck under a broken palace tower in a snowy wasteland in the original movie. With two of his fists, he was also able to knock out Sa'Luk who was at least twice his size.
  • Must Make Amends: After Aladdin left behind the genie lamp, which led to Iago bringing it to Jafar, then Jafar using it to wish himself to be sultan and the world's most powerful sorcerer.
    Aladdin:I made a mess of everything; somehow I gotta go back and set things right.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Aladdin and Abu were working Minos, Fatima, and Aziz's scam of robbing unsuspecting spectators. They initially felt good about themselves for being able to get such a great haul, until they overheard a man tearfully apologizing to his family in despair for supposedly dropping and losing all their money. They were a poor family to begin with, but without money, it will make getting by even harder than before. What stung even further was that Aladdin recognized the man as one of the people he pick-pocketed mere hours ago. He then returns the ill-gotten money by leaving it on the man's doorstep, then decides to cut ties with his "partners".
    • He has this in the first film after he doesn't free Genie in order to keep up his guise, Jafar gets the lamp and takes over Agrabah.
  • Never Bareheaded: It's rare to see him without a hat.
  • Nice Guy: Aladdin might be a thief and The Trickster, but there is no doubt whatsoever about his decency and sense of morality. In fact, "The Diamond In The Rough" line is essentially a perfect measure about his decency.
  • Nice Hat: A red fez.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • He didn't wish the Genie free when he had the chance and left it behind to go talk to Jasmine, giving Iago the opportunity to swipe the lamp and hand it over to Jafar. He even acknowledges that he blew it. Then again, he does fix his mistakes.
    • While exploiting Jafar's lust for power to trick him into Becoming the Genie saved the day in the first movie, come The Return of Jafar, when Jafar is unearthed by Abis Mal...
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Interestingly, he was originally based on the Trope Namer, Marty McFly, before being redesigned.
  • No Social Skills: A mild case, again due to his having grown up on the streets, he often doesn't fit in at the palace. Although he does have a sort of common man's wisdom that impresses the Sultan enough to want to make him his royal advisor. He learns by "When Chaos Comes Calling" enough to impress the royal guests.
  • Official Couple: With Jasmine. They're engaged by the end of the first movie and married by the end of the third.
  • Only the Worthy May Pass: Aladdin was the only one able to enter the Cave of Wonders as he fits the requirements, being "one whose worth lies far within, the Diamond in the Rough".
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died when he was young and Cassim left before that.
  • Pauper Patches: He has a patch sewn on his pants.
  • Pragmatic Hero: As a thief, a trickster, and a habitual liar, Aladdin may very well be one of the most morally ambiguous Disney protagonists yet. However, every bad deed he committed was only for survival rather than out of malice.
  • The Protagonist: He's the main focal character of the entire franchise.
  • Protagonist Title: First "Aladdin" and then "Aladdin and the X".
  • Purple Is Powerful: Aladdin is an athletic, cunning, expert thief who happens to wear a purple vest.
  • Rags to Royalty: From a street rat to a prince.
  • Reality Ensues: 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.
  • Red Is Heroic: His trademark red hat and he's the hero.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Mozenrath's blue. Mozenrath is a lot more cold-blooded and calculating, whereas Aladdin has a more impulsive and improvosing nature.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Even after his ascension from petty criminal to the princess's betrothed and hero of Agrabah, time and time again has shown that he's still the street rat from the first movie, except without stealing from innocent people (villains are still fair game, though).
  • Rescue Romance: Saves Jasmine from getting her hand cut off by an angry merchant after she accidentally stole an apple.
  • Rule of Empathy: His defining trait. An Establishing Character Moment happens when he gives up his only meal to ensure orphans won't starve. That's all the viewer needs to know what sort of man he is. He shows this again when he and Jasmine meet. He was smitten with her upon sight but once he saw she was in trouble, he rushes to help her. This is how they meet.
  • Save the Villain: 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.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Though he states he had quite a few girlfriends in the past, he is completely loyal to Jasmine and shows no interest in other women.
  • Street Smart: By necessity. "Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat".
  • Street Urchin: 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?
  • Supporting Protagonist: Aladdin the Return of Jafar isn't about Aladdin. It's about Iago.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Aladdin: King of Thieves has Aladdin showing his father's dagger. Subverted in that his father, Cassim, turns out to be alive.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: A number of people thought that he would become a "prince of thieves" after his father. Luckily, it doesn't go that far.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jasmine. Aladdin would sooner kill himself than cheat on her behind her back. It's why he turned down the advances of Sadira and Saleen in the series. This is further emphasized in the third movie — after freeing his imprisoned father, Aladdin decides to go back to Agrabah because he refused to abandon Jasmine. Also to his other friends, even Iago. He refuses to give up Genie to an old master and he still rescues Abu after their falling out. He even still helps Iago after Iago almost betrays the city by handing over Genie to Abis Mal.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Subverted, as it's rather plain and simple.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Apparently, he couldn't afford buttons for his vest. Or a shirt.
  • Weak, but Skilled: 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.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: It turns out that Aladdin is terrified of Unkbut, which are giant spiders that live underground. Justified considering that spiders of that size would be potentially dangerous. He eventually conquers this fear later on.

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

A powerful magical being who has been sealed away inside a lamp for ten thousand years or more, the Genie is the anchor point around which the first movie turns. Granted his freedom by a grateful Aladdin, he returns to be by Aladdin's side out of gratitude to the one master who has ever shown him kindness.
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: A rare example where it also falls under Losing Your Head. He's quite capable of pulling off his limbs and/or head to rotate them.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Genie's persona and personality is based on Robin Williams himself. He is very flamboyant, sweet, constantly funny but serious when he needs to be, charismatic, and kind-hearted.
  • Angel Face, Demon Face: He starts the movie as a playful, googly, shapeshifting whackjob. But when his lamp came into the possession of Jafar, his coloration and body shape changed to the "evil Djinn" stylistic (Only temporarily, because this is a Disney movie, and the Genie had to be recognizable for marketing purposes.)
    Genie: Sorry kid, I got a new master, now.
  • The Artifact: He loses his golden bracelets in the first movie after he is freed, implying they were connected to his imprisonment somehow. Yet, he goes back to wearing them in all subsequent appearances. Most likely, these are now non-binding and purely aesthetic and worn because they make the character more recognizable (Genie lampshades this in the series, explaining that the only thing he's still a slave to is 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.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: A character reflecting Robin Williams's stream of consciousness, which goes from Jack Nicholson to vintage cars, true love and speaking animals in less than a minute.
  • Badass Beard: He has a curly black beard and is obviously very powerful.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: 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 again.
  • Benevolent Genie: 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 Jackass Genie or using Exact Words 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 Loophole Abuse to interpret Aladdin's head bobbing as a nod, and then saves him.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Gets very upset when Aladdin doubts his powers. Granted, Aladdin was tricking him, but still.
    • In the series, Genie really hates Nefir the imp as he's a trolling money-grubber.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's very well-meaning, but threaten his friends and he'll rip out your spine.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yeah, he's a goofball. He also has more magic than most human sorcerers can hope to amass even as a free genie, has quite a temper, has a protective streak, and, oh yeah, it's implied he isn't bound by that no-killing rule anymore. There's a reason the threat of his rage can singlehandedly quash a raging battle between two opposing sides.
  • The Big Guy: While he can become any size he wants, his "default" size is larger than any other character.
  • Blessed with Suck: Has phenomenal cosmic powers but is bound by his lamp and whomever holds it (not to mention the itty-bitty living space).
  • Blowing a Raspberry: 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.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Nearly his entire design is blue and he's a heroic genie.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Very fun-loving and energetic.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Genie does this so many times it would be impossible to list them all.
  • Breakout Character: Easily one of the most recognizable characters of Disney, thanks to his first VA.
  • Brought Down to Badass: He loses a lot of his phenomenal cosmic powers after being set free, though he still finds it being preferable to having to live in a lamp since it's itty bitty living space. He still has a lot of magical abilities left to him and often proves essential in solving whatever disaster is plaguing Agrabah.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In one episode of the TV series, he gives his powers to Iago to show him how hard it is to be a genie.
  • Camp Straight: Genie is shown to be very flamboyant as he cross dresses and loves to plan out weddings, including the wedding between Aladdin and Jasmine. However, he has fallen in love with a female genie in the series. He even states in the film that while he's fond of Aladdin, he's not fond of him, in that way.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Robin Williams is on top of his game in the first and third movies. Dan Castellaneta is not far behind him.
  • 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.
  • Combat Medic: He can heal and fight.
  • Composite Character: The Robin Williams Genie is a combination of the Magic Ring and Magic Lamp Genies from the original story.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When played by Robin Williams.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Does this to the antagonists (two all-powerful wizards, mind you) in an episode of the TV series called "The Game". He seems to be taking lessons from Al.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A genie named Genie. If he does have a proper name, it's never mentioned. Lampshaded by Eden in the TV series with "How original."
  • Establishing Character Moment: Just like "One Jump Ahead" is Aladdin's, "Friend Like Me" is the Genie's. The Genie introduces himself to Aladdin via an extremely elaborate and trippy musical number which demonstrates his power, his bombastic nature, and his willingness to help his new master.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's just "the Genie."
  • Flanderization:
    • His hyperactive tendencies in King of Thieves. He's seen jumping around, transforming, and making puns and references all the time, much more than in the first two movies.
    • 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.
  • Fog Feet: Has these off and on.
  • Forgot About His Powers: In the series, and the sequel films, although this is actually justified as a case of Brought Down to Badass: as stated early in 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.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: 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.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: The Genie's supernatural abilities permit him to break the fourth wall, as well as parody real-life people and popular culture completely outside of the boundaries of the fictional universe in which he is contained.
  • Fun Personified: Even in serious or tense moments, he's still goofing around, making references to pop culture, and abusing Toon Physics to the nth degree. When he drops this entirely, the situation is incredibly dire.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Until the end of the first film, which comes with a nerf in his powers.
  • The Genie Knows Jack Nicholson: Trope Namer. 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.
  • Genius Ditz: 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.
  • Gentle Giant: Much bigger than the other characters, and very nice and compassionate.
  • Great Gazoo: Comes with being a genie.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: His wish is freedom. And thanks to Aladdin, he gets it.
  • Incoming Ham: "TEN THOUSAND YEEEEEARS will give you SUCH a CRICK in the NECK!!"
  • Jaw Drop: 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.
  • Large Ham: Originally played by the one and only Robin Williams and hilariously so. Especially when he's singing, he's very loud, theatrical, and flamboyant.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Especially against Jafar in the second movie. When the Genie is free to unleash his power, he can actually get pretty scary.
  • Leitmotif: The "To Be Free" theme. In his more humorous moments he's also accompanied by the refrain from "Friend Like Me."
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: When voiced by the Swedish Dan Ekborg.
  • Maurice Chevalier Accent: He plays a French waiter and typical Frenchmen near a romantic dinner, while using the accent.
  • Medium Awareness: Being a supernatural entity with godlike powers, this makes sense. At one point he even tries to prod Aladdin into wishing for his freedom by reading the script!
  • Me's a Crowd: Can create numerous copies of himself in an instant.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite being a good guy, he has no choice but to follow the orders of the one who holds his lamp.
  • Nice Guy: Genie is a sweet, friendly, cheerful and loyal friend to Aladdin, but also wants him to be honest to Jasmine.
  • The Nicknamer: He gives the nickname "Rug Man" to the magic carpet. He also calls Aladdin "Al" and Jasmine "Jaz".
  • No Name Given: His real name is unknown. A common fan theory is that, after ten thousand years, he just forgot what it was.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he drops his Fun Personified personality, or lowers his voice, things have gotten really bad.
  • Our Genies Are Different: For the most part, Genie was consistent with how the 20th century Western world viewed genies, although he had a few new twists. He was one of the first genies to want to be set free, and the first genie that could not kill.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite being a very important character, the Genie serves as a comic relief element in each of his appearances. Justified since his voice actor in Return Of Jafar is famous for portraying Homer Simpson.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Takes on a pom squad appearance during the fight between Aladdin and Jafar despite technically being male, until the latter tells him to cut it out.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His skin and pants are both blue, he wears a red sash, and also has golden wrist bracelets.
  • Reality Warper: He has phenomenal cosmic powers that are certainly far beyond that of any human sorcerer, but he does explicitly state three limitations to them: he cannot kill (directly), make someone fall in love, or bring the dead back to life (though he implies that he can bring people Back from the Dead... but he won't: Came Back Wrong is implied.) He also cannot allow "substitutions, exchanges, or refunds" on wishes. Which means that he cannot undo any wish he grants.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a short one to Aladdin when the latter, initially, backs out of his promise to free him, noting that he can't uphold the masquerade of being Prince Ali without the Genie nor become a Sultan without Genie's help.
    The Genie: 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Carpet's blue. He's energetic and boisterous, while Carpet is The Quiet One.
  • Rule of Three: Besides the Three Wishes, he also has three exceptions as follows:
  • Sad Clown: In the first film, his over-the-top antics and corny jokes cover up the fact that he's trapped, miserable, and lonely. He notably gets less flamboyant and a bit more grounded (though still a joker) as his friendship with Aladdin grows stronger. However, once he is released from the lamp, he remains as goofy as ever.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: He was stuck in his lamp in the Cave of Wonders for ten thousand years before Aladdin found him.
  • Semi-Divine: After being freed, he has gone from having "phenomenal cosmic powers" to "semi-phenomenal nearly-cosmic powers".
  • Servile Snarker: When Jafar becomes his master, while he serves him because of the rules, he's pretty clear he doesn't like it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Pro Aladdin/Jasmine, to the point where he is willing to give up his freedom to see them together:
    Genie: Al, no problem. You've still got one wish left. Just say the word and you're a prince again.
    Aladdin: But Genie, what about your freedom?
    Genie: Hey, it's only an eternity of servitude. This is love. Al, you're not gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I've looked.
  • Sore Loser: A running gag when he plays against Carpet in anything, and would lose every single time, much to Genie's annoyance.
  • Stepford Smiler: 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.
  • Story-Breaker Power: phenomenal cosmic powers and a free genie would make story conflict difficult. Because of this, his powers were nerfed upon being freed from the lamp. In the series as well, there was often someone who could match him (like another genie) or some kind of Mage Killer etc.
  • Three Wishes: And only three. One of the rules of being a genie is that you can't wish for more wishes.
    Genie: And ix-nay on the wishing for more wishes. That's it, three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges, or refunds.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: He seems to be a bit slower on the uptake in the series than he did in the movies.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has an extremely big upper body and much smaller lower half, though the fact that his lower half is usually a ghost-like tail distracts from it. It's much more noticeable when he's pretending to be human, or in the animated series where he uses legs more often.
  • The Trickster: Slightly less so than Aladdin. He'll grant wishes, but he'll put on a show first.
  • Undying Loyalty: 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.
  • The Unfettered: He literally becomes this at the end of the first movie; wishing him free negates his problems with only being able to use his magic when a master commands it, and with having his life bound to his lamp. Implicitly, it also removes the restrictions on how he can use his magic, meaning that once freed, Genie can technically kill people. Fortunately, he's far too nice a guy to do something like that.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: His most commonly used power, and there's never any established limits on it. He can morph into all kinds of things, including Steamboat Willie.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
    • Genie is powerless if placed into a container (like a jar) with a lid or stopper of some kind, and no gaps whatsoever.
    • If his lamp is whatever reason destroyed, then so will he...though he loses this weakness once he is freed from the lamp.
    • Also, guava juice makes genies lose control of their powers.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Frequently wears women's clothing, and not just as part of a disguise.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's really afraid of Mukhtars, who are the natural enemies of all genies.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • He gets hit with this in The Return of Jafar, to showcase how much being free from the lamp has weakened him. During the "You're Only Second Rate" number, Jafar, who Genie gave his power to and logically could not have been more powerful than Genie before he was free, shrugs off everything Genie throws at him, toys with him, and captures him with ease.
    • 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.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: 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.


Voiced by: Linda Larkin-Vasquez (speaking), Lea Salonga (singing, Aladdin), Liz Callaway (singing, TV series, The Return of Jafar and The King of Thieves)
Appears in: Aladdin | The Series | Hercules: The Series | King of Thieves | Sofia the Firstnote 
Appears in alternate continuities: Kingdom Hearts | House of Mouse | Disney Infinity

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.

She's also a member of the Disney Princess line.

  • Action Girl: Not so much in the movies, but very much so in the series. There she often helps Aladdin beat the bad guy of the week, and in several episodes, she does it by herself.
    • 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, Iago, and Rajah.
    • In "Forget Me Lots", Jasmine's memory is removed and she's told that she is Harmless Villain Abis Mal's daughter, and one of the most evil and feared people in the area. This causes her to instantly become a marvelous Dark Action Girl who takes over the palace almost singlehandedly, then gives herself a Klingon Promotion when she realizes how useless Abis Mal is.
    • In "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath", Jasmine dons her Dark Action Girl 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.
  • Adaptational Badass: In two ways.
    • In the original tale, the Princess was a beautiful, but otherwise flat, Love Interest. In this adaptation, she's now a Rebellious Princess who impresses Aladdin by being smart and fun, as well as pretty.
    • She also starts to kick a lot more butt in the series than in the movies.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the original tale, her name was "Badroulbadour".
  • Bare Your Midriff: She used to provide the page image.
  • Battle Couple: With Aladdin — this becomes more evident in the TV series and last sequel, with the two of them fighting their enemies together. Their chemistry even shows when they first meet and are able to trick the seller in saving Jasmine.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Jasmine is not only beautiful, but also a princess who cares about her subjects and never lets her status go to her head. She even falls in love with Aladdin, someone completely below her social status, but never resents this.
  • Bedlah Babe: She is possibly the single most famous bedlah-wearer, in the harem pants and the little off-the-shoulder belly top, and probably the premier example in fiction (so much so that Halloween versions of this dress are often deliberately modelled after her). Jafar dresses her up in an even skimpier red version when he enslaves her.
  • Berserk Button: Being used for someone's personal gain. Nearly strangles Abis Mal in the TV series for this as well as her famous line in the first film "I am not a prize to be won". Also why she turns away all her suitors because she knows they're just intending to use her to gain political power.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In two ways: Firstly: She's sweet, caring and pure-hearted, but it is not wise to make her angry at you. Secondly: Underestimating her is a very bad idea. Villains and non-villains alike, including Aladdin, always learn this the hard way. Case in point, when Jafar leads everyone to believe that he had Aladdin executed, Jasmine all but says that her first act as queen will be to have Jafar executed.
    Jasmine: "At least some good will come out of my being forced to marry. When I am queen, I will have the power to get rid of you!"
  • Birds of a Feather: With Aladdin. They both bond over how they feel trapped in their respective lives, though it seems to be Opposites Attract at first since she's a princess and Aladdin's a street rat.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Jasmine's Iconic Outfit consists of a sea green cropped top, pants, ponytail bands, and headband. Also doubles as True Blue Femininity.
  • Criminal Amnesiac: In the episode "Forget Me Lots" she loses her memory and is tricked into thinking she's Daddy's Little Villain to Abis Mal.
  • Daddy's Girl: She's a cross between this and Rebellious Princess, as she loves her father dearly, but doesn't always see eye-to-eye with him. However, they do have a very close bond even when they disagree and her father loves her enough to not force her into marriage.
  • Damsel in Distress: 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.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Capture and other forms of distress were common in the movies and series but she rescued herself often enough and was never docile about it. One example in the movie is distracting Jafar while Aladdin went for the lamp and one from the series was her escape attempts from the Enchanted Garden.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Aladdin (under his Prince Ali guise) in the original film. Initially she's as impressed with him as with her other suitors (that is, not at all). "A Whole New World" is the bulk of it, and concludes when she deduces that "Prince Ali" is actually "the boy from the market", whom she fell in love with earlier.
  • Dude Magnet: Besides Aladdin and Jafar, there have been other princes attempting to ask for hand in marriage. Aside from Aladdin who did truly love her, this seems to be more about getting her political influence.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Her outfit is fairly loaded with jewels in the merchandise.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Her "Scourge of the Desert" costume in Forget Me Lots.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her pride and stubbornness, especially in the series. While her staunch refusal to move from what she believes in is generally a good thing in the both films and most episodes, in times where she really is wrong she can sometimes refuse to listen to others and run into problems in the process. In some cases, she even does some very unwise things just for sake of her pride, like when she sneaked into the marketplace and robbed a shopkeeper (who turned out to be Fasir) just to prove that she could - which led to her (temporarily) getting turned into a rat. All of her focus episodes in the series have her learning to temper her natural headstrength with wise counsel.
  • Friend to All Children: She has shown this many times, especially in the series episode "The Ethereal", where she sacrifices herself to save a child, and gets better soon afterward.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She even sympathizes with Arbutus after he kidnaps her, when she realizes that all of his plants are still living things.
  • Girly Bruiser: Mainly in the series where she is more a tough Action Girl, but still a very feminine princess at heart.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She has a very feminine side and isn't afraid to use her feminine wiles to help Aladdin and is always wearing fine jewels and clothes. In the TV series, she gushes over fashion. She is also strong-willed, a tough fighter, and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Jafar makes Princess Jasmine wear a red harem outfit, although her normal clothes don't cover much more; they're just blue. Once he's defeated they turn back, confirming they were magical in nature.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Her necklace and earrings.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple dress when she intends to announce her engagement. Also by the end of the first film when she and Aladdin fly off into the night sky.
  • Hair Decorations: Her headband.
  • Happily Married: To Aladdin by the end of King of Thieves. In the Hercules crossover episode, Phil attempts to flirt with Jasmine, who quickly cuts him off by saying she's married.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The original Aladdin movie has an in-universe example when Jafar puts Jasmine in Go-Go Enslavement. It cuts lower at cleavage and crotch (and higher under her cleavage!) to emphasize this.
  • Hidden Depths: Comes off at first as the stereotypical shallow princess but is in fact very intelligent and well educated as well as brave and strong.
  • Hypnotize the Princess
    • In the first film, she fakes falling under this trope as part of We Need a Distraction against Jafar.
    • This happens to her for real in the TV show episodes "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" and "While the City Snoozes."
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Although after the first attempt ending so disastrously (and then shortly meeting Ali after), she stops trying. In the series though, she has far more freedom than before and goes with Aladdin on his adventures. She still wants freedom but is more smart about it.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Along with Ariel, she has the most exaggerated figure of any Disney Princess or heroine.
  • "I Want" Song: In both of the musical stage adaptations, she gets one. In the "Aladdin Musical Spectacular" stage show at Disneyland, it's "To Be Free", and in the Broadway Musical, it's "These Palace Walls".
  • Just the Way You Are: Jasmine loves Aladdin just the way he is and sees no reason he has to try and conform to what stuffy elite expect of him. She becomes annoyed when he tries to do this in the TV show.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She's a sweet, caring princess whose best friend is a tiger.
  • Leitmotif: Heard prominently about twenty seconds into "Jasmine Runs Away."
  • Lady of War: She's shown to be a capable fighter despite her demure and graceful manner. This is especially shown in Aladdin and the king of thieves when she is fighting some of the thieves and even pushed a heavy statue on them in the climax.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: 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.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: She has Rapunzel Hair and is quite girly.
  • Love at First Sight: She and Aladdin fall in love after meeting for the first time.
  • Marry for Love: If she's gotta get married, it better be to the guy she wants!
  • Meal Ticket: To Jafar as well as the other suitors, who wanted to marry her simply to become the sultan.
  • Morality Pet: Downplayed to Aladdin. He was already a nice guy way before they met, and despite his thieving and lying ways, he had a strong moral code. That being said, Aladdin still had some trouble truly reforming his criminal ways, with Jasmine being his primary motivation in bettering himself.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Arguably the most sexual of all the Disney Princesses, especially in her 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 Bare Your Midriff outfit. More so than other Disney princesses, she knows how to strut her stuff and use it to her advantage, such as to distract Jafar so Aladdin can get the lamp.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite her appearance, Jasmine has impressive physical strength, as she could push over a large statue in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and a boulder in "My Fair Aladdin" and beat a thug with one punch in Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
  • Nice Girl: Jasmine is extremely compassionate and caring whether towards her kingdom, her family, her friends, and especially Aladdin, whom she treats as a best friend, as well as a lover.
  • Official Couple: With Aladdin.
  • Omniglot: Jasmine briefly mentioned in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams that she speaks several languages.
  • Out of Focus: Played with. She's first Disney Princess to be a Deuteragonist rather than a Protagonist, but she still has a very big role. Despite being a deuteragonist, Jasmine has the most screen time of all the Disney Princesses, being in three movies, a TV series, a standalone short, a Broadway play, and some video games. note 
  • Parent Service: Probably the most sexualized of any of the Disney Princesses, presumably because the movie is about Aladdin (a young man) and she's meant to be seen through his eyes.
  • Plucky Girl: Among other things, she managed to sneak out of the palace and openly stood up to Jafar.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Until Tangled, she had the longest hair of any Disney Princess and still does if you discount magical enhancement.
  • Rebellious Princess: Not only does she not want to get married, she also doesn't enjoy the confinements of palace life—therefore she is the most quintessential example in the line. This is why she and Aladdin get along.
  • Rescue Romance: She first meets Aladdin when he saves her from an angry merchant after she accidentally stole an apple, unaware of the concept of money.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Jasmine cares a great deal about her kingdom, and has shown to sacrifice herself many times for the safety of her subjects, as seen in "Bad Mood Rising" and "The Ethereal". In Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, it is shown that Jasmine has an outstanding desire to contribute to her kingdom, in ways that don't include flaunting her status as a princess.
  • Runaway Fiancée:
    • She runs away from home to avoid 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.
  • She's Got Legs: As shown in "A Sultan Worth His Salt", Jasmine has rather shapely legs.
  • Show Some Leg: The only Disney Princess who tries to bait the villain with her affections. It almost worked, if not for the reflection of the tiara she wore.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Doesn't give one flying rat's ass about all the rich, snobby princes trying to woo her, and instead goes for the poor but good-hearted Aladdin. He treats her like a real person rather than an object for political gain as other suitors had done before. The whole film gives the message of Be Yourself.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The film has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film too but got cut. Also in the series where she's the only female on Team Aladdin (Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Abu, Iago, Carpet) during their escapades.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Her life is especially shown to be grand and sumptuous. In the animated series, she tends to try to use her status as Princess of Agrabah to bark orders at villains. It never works. Despite her privileged upbringing, she has a good heart and genuinely wants to help people. She even falls in love with Aladdin, a poor thief, and never is bothered by his lower status, even defending him when people call him a street rat.
  • Stripperiffic: Jasmine's regular outfit is pretty revealing, but her slave outfit manages to be even more so.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Except for the hairstyle, Jasmine looks exactly like her deceased mother.
  • Taken for Granite: There was an episode in the TV Series where Mozenrath turned Jasmine to stone.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Sadira's Tomboy.
  • Tomboy Princess: Mainly in the series where she is more rowdy and much tougher, but is still a very feminine princess at heart.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Princess Jasmine was noticeably more of an Action Girl in the final sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves than in the two preceding films. She holds her own against the Forty Thieves, all of which are at least twice her size.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her outfit was colored a bright blue to invoke the idea of an oasis in the desert. 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.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: As is generally true of many comic-relief Disney dads, the Sultan is a short, fat man (though technically he's not ugly either), and his daughter is beautiful and willowy.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Jasmine grew up surrounded by rigid royal protocol and falls in love with a thief from the streets. She enjoys his less strict personality and is unimpressed when he attempts to be like other royals.
  • Uptown Girl: The daughter of the local Sultan who falls for a "street rat".
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: It's best to leave her fiancé (later husband), Aladdin, alone unless you want to face Jasmine's wrath. She once mentioned in the series how she wanted to strangle Nefir for poisoning Aladdin in order to blackmail Genie.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: A few times she can come off as over-reacting and unreasonable. This is mostly due to her frustration of being ordered around.
  • Younger Than They Look: She's only fifteen at the start of the film, but is presumably sixteen by the end. In Eye of the Beholder she's nearly seventeen.

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

Voiced by: Frank Welker, Tommy Tallarico (Sega Genesis voice samples)

Aladdin's oldest friend, a highly intelligent monkey with a strong streak of kleptomania and a natural gift for thievery.

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

"Look at this! I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!"
Voiced by: Gilbert Gottfried, Tommy Tallarico (Sega Genesis voice samples)

Originally Jafar's loyal if often abused sidekick, Iago the Parrot is sealed away with Jafar inside of the lamp at the end of the first film. Instrumental in freeing the both of them from the sandy wastes of the desert, he abandons Jafar and sets out to find his own path in life, ultimately ending up a somewhat reluctant friend to Aladdin and company.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Called "Giblet" by Queen Thundra.
  • Anti-Hero: After his Heel–Face Turn. He retains his Jerkass personality and negative traits from the first movie, but he always comes through for the heroes when needed.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: 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: just a fake beak and some stilts.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Though he wasn't necessarily a bad guy at the time, ends up being the one to kill Jafar in the sequel, and in the series, his brazen confidence left over from his time as a villain has come in useful to the heroes.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Switches sides when Aladdin and friends treat him better than Jafar ever did.
  • Becoming the Mask: It's implied subtly that, over the course of the series, Iago actually comes to not only have a stronger moral streak, but to actually enjoy adventuring. Which would explain why he decides to leave Agrabah and adventure with Cassim at the end of The King of Thieves instead of just enjoying the life of luxury that a presumably more settled-down Aladdin and Jasmine would offer.
  • Being Evil Sucks: In the TV series episode "Poor Iago" Iago becomes extremely greedy (even more than usual) only for him to receive all sorts of nasty punishments because of his behavior. This causes him to have an epiphany and he attempts to completely reform his ways, becoming kind-hearted and generous. However...
  • Being Good Sucks: ...this winds up backfiring on him as well. He ultimately decides it's best to just stick with a balance and not be too much of a jerk, but don't be too nice either.
  • Berserk Button: "Polly want a cracker." In the first movie, the Sultan was constantly feeding him "moldy, disgusting crackers". He decided to return the favor when Jafar rose to power. In the second movie, Jafar reminding him that he would have still been in the bazaar without him spouting that same line was the last straw. And in the third movie, just as Cassim was going to repeat that line, Iago said if he finished he'd "let [him] have it on principle!"
  • Big Damn Heroes: He pulls an epic one in the end of the second movie, which results in Jafar being killed.
  • Breakout Character: He rivals Genie with popularity. Enough that he reforms in "Return of Jafar" and has episodes dedicated to him in the series.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: In The Return of Jafar. He opts to bail just before the final confrontation with Jafar. Just when things are looking bleak for our heroes, Iago comes charging into the fight and manages to snatch Jafar's genie lamp. Despite being injured by a magical blast, Iago is able to shove the lamp into a pool of lava, destroying Jafar and saving the day.
  • The Chew Toy: The movie writers' mantra: "When in doubt, hurt the bird".
  • Cowardly Lion: From the end of the second movie, onwards. He'll bitch and complain but, when the chips are down, he'll do the right thing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's generally not deadpan (though he does have his moments), but he's definitely sarcastic.
  • Defector from Decadence: Severs his ties with Jafar once realizing staying with him doesn't bode well for his future.
  • Determinator: Arguably more vulnerable than the rest of the characters, but makes up for it in guile and gumption.
  • Didn't Want an Adventure: Iago complains often of the dangerous situations Aladdin and crew drag him on. However, when given the chance to stay home and be safe, he finds that he would rather be out on adventures.
  • Dirty Coward: For much of the second movie, he spent a lot of time looking out for himself almost exclusively although unlike many of the examples here, he can be courageous and selfless. He grows out of this at the end.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: His relationship with Thundra. She's a powerful nature goddess, Iago just a regular bird.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Despite what the Sultan may think, Iago actually hates crackers.
  • The Door Slams You: Both he and Jafar get this going into the last chorus of "Prince Ali" in the original film, when Jafar shuts the door on the parade only for them to kick it in and slam him and Iago into the wall.
  • The Drag-Along: In the series he is the quintessential embodiment of this trope. He's more concerned with living in the lap of luxury and staying out of danger, and, as a Card Carrying Coward, is none too happy with being dragged along on some grand adventure every other day (which is understandable, since he's a bit of a pain magnet).
  • The Dragon: In the first movie. He is Jafar's parrot who makes trouble for the heroes in stealing their possessions, deceiving them with fake voices, and acting as a sort of sentry before the final conflict.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In the second film, after he kills Genie Jafar by destroying his lamp, Iago became shocked when Aladdin declines the Sultan's offer to be his royal vizier, then not so subtly hints "doesn't anybody want to ask what the brave parrot wants?"
  • Eureka Moment: As Jafar and Iago lament the loss of the lamp, Iago gripes that they'll be stuck in their current position of lack of power forever. Jafar corrects Iago in that once Jasmine marries, she'll get rid of them both. This inspires Iago to suggest that Jafar marry Jasmine to take the throne.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Abu. Both bad-tempered, greedy, cheeky sidekicks but Iago is more ruthless and (used to) work for Jafar.
  • Evil Redhead: At first, he's Jafar's red-feathered, villainous accomplice. He makes a Heel–Face Turn in the sequel.
  • Familiar: Word of God states that he's this for Jafar; one of the concepts behind Iago's character is that Jafar transferred some of his emotions to Iago so that he would be free of distractions and better at conjuring magic. Of course, Iago is too small to actually suppress those emotions himself so you've got yourself a feathered Gilbert Gottfried.
  • Feathered Fiend: In the first movie he was just as cruel as Jafar. Even in the series, he's still the nastiest member of the group, which the group is more than willing to exploit if they need someone who can be unreservedly spiteful or vicious. Aladdin might be too nice a guy to sic a magic-devouring monster on an Evil Sorcerer — but he's got no qualms about letting Iago do it for him.
    Jafar: I love the way your foul little mind works!
  • Feather Fingers: He's got some dexterous wings, holding crackers or tearing out his own feathers with them.
  • Fiery Redhead: Technically, he has red feathers, but he's got attitude.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Zigzagged. He elicits a lot of complaints and teasing from the others in the group for his flaws and his trouble-making, but they still trust and care for him, and he reciprocates as best he can given his personality.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Eventually. He starts out as a genuinely bad guy like Jafar in the first movie (he certainly wasn't a Minion with an F in Evil like many Disney villain's sidekicks). He develops the "good" part of the trope in the sequel after befriending the heroes but still retains his abrasive and obnoxious mannerisms he had when he was a villain.
  • Greed: Even after his Heel–Face Turn he still maintains his greedy qualities. He particularly seems to like caviar, manicures and vibrating chairs.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Since the first movie Iago is a hot-tempered and easily angered character in contrast to his boss Jafar who is more calm and collected for the most part (at least before he gets hammy towards the end). Jafar and Iago were originally supposed to have switched personalities, since Jafar was initially scripted as a hot-tempered character and Iago as the cool-headed one.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Switching sides three times in The Return of Jafar, and then conspiring with Cassim in King of Thieves.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He spent the entirety of the first film on Jafar's side. The beginning of the second film, The Return of Jafar, sees Iago escape from Jafar's lamp and slowly turn face over the course of the movie, even offing Jafar for good by kicking his lamp into magma. Not that Iago's all that heroic, but his conscience does get the better of him on a number of occasions.
  • Hidden Depths: There's actually a braver and more noble side to Iago. He just chooses to pretend it isn't there as much as he can, because it always gets him into trouble. Also, he's surprisingly informed on magic and arcana.
  • I Choose to Stay: Inverted after the third movie, where he chooses to leave the palace after Aladdin's marriage to Jasmine and travel the world with Cassim.
  • The Imp: Small, loud, motor-mouthed and less than moral, as well as having a propensity to stir up trouble, intentionally and otherwise.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Frequently described as "a feathered Gilbert Gottfried".
  • Jerkass: In the original movie, where he's an obnoxious and cruel sidekick for Jafar. Gottfried himself has noted that, "If they wanted a nice parrot, they wouldn't have cast me."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Iago may be cowardly and smug to the point of being neurotic, but given that he's often dragged against his will around the world to face very powerful supernatural beings, it's not without reason. He also sometimes provides sensible explanations to problems, like when he was the first one to realize that Harud's "Curse of Clumsiness" was just a mind trick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As his character develops he becomes a good guy, but is still usually out for himself alone and greedy to a fault.
  • Large Ham: Example from the TV Show:
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He does several impressions in the first film, and they are dead on accurate. This also becomes vital to thwarting Mozenrath's scheme to unleash a wind jackal on Agrabah by imitating Mozenrath's voice and ordering it to banish itself.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the notorious villain from 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".
  • The Millstone: In the TV series, a lot of the problems Aladdin and the gang go through wind up being the result of Iago's greed, ego, and/or cowardice. However, there are also several times where he still winds up contributing greatly to the group as well in spite of these vices.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: He's a South American parrot in the Middle East. Jafar found him in the bazaar and taught him how to talk.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The primary reason for his Heel–Face Turn: he's tired of constantly being abused and pushed around by Jafar.
  • Money Fetish: Unabashedly the greediest member of the series and always eager for cash.
  • Mr. Exposition: He shares this role with Genie in the series, often waxing forth on facts relating to various magical conundrums and obstacles they encounter. Generally, if it relates to Black Magic or Evil Sorcerers, Iago will be the one explaining things, courtesy of his time as Jafar's familiar.
  • The Napoleon: He usually takes this role when he works with Abu and Genie.
  • No Indoor Voice: What did you expect from Gilbert Gottfried?
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In the first movie. He comes off as a comically obnoxious loudmouth, and the constant abuse he goes through certainly doesn't help him seem threatening, but he has a devious side. For example, after the lamp is apparently lost, he's the one to suggest Jafar marry Jasmine and have her and her father killed so that he can become sultan. Later on, he successfully steals the lamp from Aladdin.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In the first movie, he pretended to be an ordinary parrot when around characters other than Jafar.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone:
    • Interestingly, for most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. 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.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: While no longer evil, he still retains a rather unpleasant disposition.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He is this to both Jafar and later Aladdin.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempted at the end of the first movie, but it doesn't work out, as Jafar pulls him into his lamp with him. He's far more successful in The Return of Jafar.
  • Sixth Ranger: With doses of The Lancer.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's arrogant and egotistical, despite the fact he has no magical powers, political status or combat skills.
  • Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick: To Jafar initially, but also after his Heel–Face Turn in the sequels and television series. Later leaves Aladdin and becomes Cassim's sidekick.
  • Stationary Wings: The fact that he can express with his wings in mid-air makes you think he's floating.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Subverted. He hates crackers, and only eats them because the Sultan unwittingly forces him to.
  • Taken for Granite: Gets slowly turned to stone in the episode The Day The Bird Stood Still
  • Talking Animal: Unlike Abu and Rajah, Iago is fully voiced. Fitting, since he's a parrot and justified by the fact that 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.")
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Does this a little in the series. In "The Vapor Chase" it goes hand in hand with a Catapult Nightmare: "You got the wrong guy! You want my evil twin brother, Othello!"
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: His face turns pinkish-purple/purplish-pink after telling a seemingly maniacal Jafar to get a grip and he does, by strangling him.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Tiny Guy to Thundra's Huge Girl.
  • Token Evil Teammate: After his Heel–Face Turn. He's not quite as malicious as he was in the first film, but he's a lot more ruthless and vice-driven than anyone else. On occasion, he made subtle attempts to steal the Sultan's jewels and gold.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starting with the final act of the second movie onwards, being more braver and willing to stand up for his friends.
  • Toothy Bird: 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 Gilbert Gottfried.
  • Uplifted Animal: The sequel implies (and Word of God confirms) that Iago's sentience and other abnormal qualities can be traced back to Jafar's magic.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Jafar was a serious Evil Sorcerer, but his sidekick Iago was a comical character. Being voiced by Gilbert Gottfried helped in that regard.
  • Villainous Friendship: 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 Scar or 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. You can pretty much consider it fizzled by the end of the first movie, though. And Iago's Heel–Face Turn in the sequel confirms that whatever friendship they may have had at one point is now gone.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tends toward this: in the first movie, he has a relationship like this with Jafar until their falling out in the sequel. He is like this with the rest of the team in the series, though he gets especially close (and insulting) to Abu and Genie. Aladdin also, probably at least right behind them. He doesn't fight with Aladdin but he does talk down to him.
  • Voice Changeling: His specialty. We hear him perfectly mimicking the voices of Jasmine and Jafar. Justified because he's a parrot.
  • Wild Card: Throughout all three movies and the series, Iago is about as reliable morality-wise as a chocolate teapot. In fact rather less so, as a chocolate teapot is not capable of good or evil, whereas Iago is capable of both or neither depending on his mood.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: His eyes are yellow and he's quite the shady character even after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Yiddish as a Second Language: In a special feature animation on the DVD, Iago travels into the Genie's lamp and is amazed at how it's from the same Genie who "was always kvetching about his itty-bitty living space." The host even draws attention to the word.
    Iago: It's a bird expression...

    The Magic Carpet
"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.

  • Animate Inanimate Object: He's a sentient (and flying) carpet. Despite having no mouth, Carpet was able to give Jasmine a hand kiss. In the series, he's shown that he can fall asleep (unfortunately in mid-flight at the time).
    Jasmine: But rugs don't sleep!
    Aladdin: They don't usually fly, either, but this one's doing both!
  • Bash Brothers: He and Genie work particularly well together and have known each other for a very long time.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Often catches the heroes mid-air.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: To Abu in the first movie.
  • Face Palm: Manages to do this without a face or a palm. It uses its corner tassels as makeshift "hands".
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The carpet's intricate design - if you can see the entire design you will see that it is meant to represent factors from the entire story, including the face of the snake sceptre, the lamps in the center also being stylized in heart shapes, the swords, and the genies around the edge.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: A helpful and useful Non-Human Sidekick; Carpet is vital as a member of the team.
  • Just Whistle: When Aladdin sees the Genie under Jafar's command lifting the palace, he whistles to summon the carpet in a futile effort to stop him.
  • Leitmotif: Yes, even the Carpet gets one. You can hear a soft variation of it when they first meet Carpet, followed by a bombastic version during the escape from the cave. It returns as Aladdin and Abu escape the ends of the earth later on.
  • Magic Carpet: Well, obviously. He's a carpet that can rapidly transport people who sit on top of it.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has an epic one when he sees Abu going for the giant ruby just as Aladdin is about to retrieve the lamp.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Genie's red oni. He's The Quiet One while Genie is boisterous and energetic.
  • The Reliable One: Big time. He's just a carpet, but a heroic, intelligent carpet who is always there whenever Aladdin and the others need him.
  • Running Gag:
    • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: Aladdin and Jasmine's First Kiss happened thanks to him.
  • The Silent Bob: Justified; he's a carpet. He can't talk!
  • Silent Snarker: Several times, like in the scene with Aladdin and Jasmine after the "A Whole New World" song. See also Face Palm.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He has shown to possess a human level of intelligence, due to his Hypercompetent Sidekick role - and he can play all kinds of games requiring clarity of thought, from pool, to chess, to card games (and winning every time).
  • Super Speed: One has to wonder how Aladdin and Abu returned back to Agrabah so quickly after Jafar sent them to the ends of the Earth. Not to mention the world tour with Aladdin and Jasmine in a single night.
  • The Speechless: He may be sentient, but he's not chatty. Justified as he has no mouth or even a face.
  • That One Player: To Genie. It's a Running Gag throughout the entire series, cartoon and films alike, that he always bests Genie in whatever game they're playing.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: In the first two films, he's destroyed at some point—in the first, Jafar unravels him and in the second Jafar turns him into glass and shatters him. Both times, he's restored to normal after Jafar's defeated.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's always at Aladdin's side, no matter how dangerous the situation.

    The Sultan
"I'm not going to be around forever, and I just want to make sure you're taken care of."
Voiced by: Douglas Seale, Val Bettin

The benevolent and good-natured Sultan of Agrabah, Jasmine's father loves his people but especially his daughter and wishes only for her to be happy and taken care of. So, he tries to get her betrothed to an Arranged Marriage, but fails because no prince is ever good enough for her. When she falls in love with Aladdin, who also saves Agrabah from the tyranny of Jafar, he gives them his blessing to wed.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the TV series, he has more awesome moments than the movies.
  • Adipose Rex: Age and high living have made him quite roly-poly.
  • Badass Grandpa: When Jasmine gets kidnapped by the Galaphims, the Sultan adamantly declares he's going to go with Aladdin to rescue her, much to everyone's surprise. He won't take no for an answer as he was in full Papa Wolf mode. By episode's end, he was the one who defeats Hippsodeth.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While he is typically cheerful and rather childish, when his daughter and/or his city is in danger, he will fight back.
  • Big Good: As the kind, benevolent Sultan of Agrabah.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Even bigger than his daughter's.
  • Bumbling Dad: To Jasmine. Not stupid, but somewhat childish and gullible.
  • Clueless Boss: His default state, especially in the first movie. Every now and then in the series however he would show moments of competence.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He seems to be a bumbling, almost childlike figure most commonly, but he was a pretty good adventurer and warlord in his younger days, and he still retains something of his old skills.
  • Doting Parent: The Sultan loves Jasmine more than anything else (even the TV series a villain takes her because she is his most precious treasure). Though he wants her to be married, he doesn't pressure a marriage for wealth or political gain as most rulers would have done at the time and refuses to choose someone for her that she hates. He has no issue with her marrying a commoner when he sees how much they love each other.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He says he has a knack for the Carpet, but Carpet doesn't seem to have a knack for him.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is addressed by his title only.
  • Genius Ditz: He's a competent ruler, but he seems hopelessly inept at reading people and is generally incredibly scatterbrained.
  • Good Counterpart: He's Jafar's opposite both physically and mentally.
  • The Good King: It's shown in the TV series. When Jasmine tells him about the impoverished people in his kingdom, he expresses concern. His inflection implies "I gotta do something about that."
  • Good Parents: Despite his flaws, he is a good father to Jasmine. He wants her to marry but doesn't want it to be to someone she hates and is fine with her marrying a commoner, even changing the law so that she may do so.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The Trope Namer! The movie even lampshades this when the Sultan prides himself to be an excellent judge of character, and Iago grumbles his sarcastic "NOT!"
  • Hypnotic Eyes: He gets these when being brainwashed by Jafar.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He's normally docile, child-like and fun-loving, but he knows when to put his foot down when he has to.
  • Leitmotif: A cute li'l Fanfare.
  • Manchild: At times he acts very childish, such as collecting toys and getting really excited when riding the carpet.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Although he wasn't any taller when he was younger either.
  • Nice Guy: Shown to be a very kind and generous person. He actually has no personal problems with Jasmine marrying outside of royalty, it's just that royal customs forbid it. And he forgot that he makes the royal customs.
  • No Name Given: Although the lyrics for the unused reprises for Arabian Nights reveal that his name is Hamed. Also, in one episode of the series, the ghost of his grandfather calls him "Bobo."
  • Open Minded Parents: Had no issue with his daughter marrying a "street rat", even changing royal tradition so that she might do so and welcomes him into the family with open arms.
  • Papa Wolf: Do not harm his daughter or his city. He will hunt you down.
  • Parental Substitute: Strangely enough, he is like this to Aladdin, his son-in-law. He is more a father than Aladdin ever had growing up. He gives him training and encouragement and treats him in a fatherly sort of way rather than having a stereotypical resentful relationship with him. He even calls him "My boy". Despite the resentment from other royals, he shows Aladdin respect and treats him well. He even expresses concern for Aladdin when he is captured by Mozenrath and sends his finest men to rescue him. Though it doesn't quite work out, it's a nice gesture.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Sometimes he comes off as pretty on the ball under his bubbliness, but at others he just seems wholly inept, such as that one time where he's apparently totally unaware that there are poor people in Agrabah.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his flaws, he's generally a worthy ruler knowing when to put his power 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 Marry for Love.
  • Retired Badass: If the stories about his past are true he's had an eventful life before settling down. While he's gotten soft and pudgy in his old age, there are some episodes in the series where he impressed the man-hating amazons.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: On occasion in the television show. The end of the first movie has him realize how outdated the law is, and how much Aladdin has proven himself, so he revokes it.
  • Spoiled Sweet: A wealthy sultan but a kind man who loves his city and his daughter very much. He allows Jasmine to chose her husband and welcomes Aladdin into the family with open arms, never resenting Aladdin's pauper status.
  • Weak-Willed: Implied; Jafar hypnotized him a lot in the first film and he was rarely able to fight it. The only time he came close was when Jafar tried to get him to set him up with Jasmine—first when he objects on the grounds that Jafar's too old for Jasmine and second when Genie's band snaps him out of it. So while he usually is, his concern for his daughter is still stronger.

Voiced by: Frank Welker

Princess Jasmine's large, yet loyal and loving pet tiger.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: He acts like a (very tough) house cat rather than a dog. He has a dog's whine-like sound though, and shows affection to Aladdin and Jasmine by licking them.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Not to the extent of Abu, but he's pretty smart for an animal, assisting Jasmine in her escape from the palace and even comforting her while she's grieving for Aladdin, whom Jasmine, thanks to Jafar's trickery, believed to have been executed.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT threaten Jasmine! Even annoying her slightly will cause him to bear his teeth at you.
  • Cats Are Mean: Initially, before he warms up to Aladdin and later the reformed Iago.
  • Cool Pet: He's completely loyal and devoted to Jasmine.
  • Cute Kitten: Turned into one by Jafar (temporarily) in the first movie. Even when he doesn't look like one, however, he still acts like one.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the TV Series, due to low-budget animation studios having trouble drawing his stripes properly on a consistent basis. Although primarily a mere minor character in the TV series, Rajah played a major role in a few episodes (such as Sandswitch, To Cure a Thief, Forget Me Lots and much more).
  • Empathy Pet: Much like Abu is this to Aladdin, Rajah serves as this to Jasmine.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Or tiger. This is seen in his first appearance where he attacks the overdressed self-absorbed Prince Achmed (who right before he came to the palace nearly beat two small children with a whip). However, he warms up to Aladdin who is a kind man that truly loves Jasmine and is seen licking him.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Even after the fully redeemed Iago kicked Jafar's lamp into the lava, destroying him forever, Rajah, though warmed up to the parrot, still has somewhat of a strained relationship with Iago; as he constantly threatens to eat the cowardly parrot if he doesn't cooperate in doing our heroes' requests.
  • Panthera Awesome: Although he acts more like an oversized housecat.
  • Running Gag: In the TV series, whenever Iago refuses our hero's requests (i.e watching out for Abu, stating he can't change the alternated time line), Rajah threatens to eat the parrot, and Iago relents.
  • Undying Loyalty: For Jasmine. Even in Sadira's altered reality, Rajah immediately attempts to attack Sadira as he knew she had done something to Jasmine.

"I'll have your hands for a trophy, street rat!"
Voiced by: Jim Cummings, Tommy Tallarico (Sega Genesis voice samples)

Chief of the Sultan's guards, Razoul is the enforcer of law and order in Agrabah, and holds a particular resentment for Aladdin, who has a past of escaping him and making he and his men seem like fools.

  • All Crimes Are Equal: It doesn't matter if you're an old man or a woman, or if you're a Justified Criminal like Aladdin who only steals food to survive. If you commit a crime, he will come after you. Truth in Television: Medieval era laws and punishments were very harsh, no matter where in the world you were.
  • Anti-Villain: Of the Extremist variety. Razoul's antagonistic nature towards Aladdin is sometimes explained as a belief that Aladdin is just trying to marry Jasmine for the power. He is ultimately under orders, although there is no doubt that he takes pleasure in the violence of his job.
  • Badass Beard: Zigzagged in that Razoul's not much of a threat in the series, but still, he sports a very impressive chin-warmer.
  • Butt-Monkey: More so in the series, where he is routinely trounced, defeated or humiliated, especially by the various monsters of the week.
  • Chained Heat: With Aladdin in the TV series finale. Even better, it was a magic chain. If they got along, it was long; disagreeing, short; and if they started fighting, the shackles fused together. Goes back and forth given their contempt for each other.
  • Determinator: The first film establishes that he has been after Aladdin for quite some time.
  • Grumpy Bear: We rarely ever see him happy about anything, and the one time he was, it quickly got snatched away by the King of Thieves. Given everything he'd done before, it was actually pretty satisfying.
  • Inspector Javert: Even after Aladdin becomes Jasmine's fiancé, Razoul will look for any excuse to arrest Aladdin or make things hard for the "street rat."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He doesn't even try to hide his dislike of Aladdin even after the Sultan and Jasmine accept him, but he still at least tolerates his presence and is willing to work with him when the situation calls for it, 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. He even admits in "Destiny on Fire" that he'll consider calling Aladdin "Your Highness" if Aladdin gets rid of Iago.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite having had a direct hand in multiple occasions when Aladdin has nearly died, he never faces any significant punishment. Though getting his lights punched out by the King of Thieves was pretty satisfying.
  • Mythology Gag: In The King of Thieves, Razoul is shown initially bungling the magic words to access the lair of the 40 Thieves. This is a reference to Ali-Baba's brother in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, who got caught in the thieves' lair because he forgot the magic password after he got inside, leaving him trapped in their treasury.
  • Pet the Dog: Seems to have somewhat of a soft spot for Jasmine. Razoul will drop the sarcasm and grumpiness somewhat in her presence. Additionally when a Brainwashed and Crazy sultan orders Razoul to execute Jasmine, Razoul is not only horrified, but he helps her escape.
  • Psycho for Hire: It's never been explained how a bastard like Razoul managed to become Captain of the Royal Guard, but it's not just a job or even just a vendetta against Aladdin; he clearly enjoys the violence involved. When Jasmine, in her disguise, pounds on his shoulder and shouts to let Aladdin go, he knocks her to the ground and mocks her as a 'Street Mouse'. Later on, he eagerly and readily attempts to drown Aladdin/Prince Ali in the ocean under Jafar's orders, and in The Return of Jafar, when Jafar's Evil Plan leads him to think that Aladdin had killed the Sultan, he takes the task of executioner himself. He also purposely locks Amin in a crocodile pit, and when Aladdin and Jasmine asked what he was thinking doing that, Razoul simply stated he must have forgotten that particular dungeon cell's feature.
    Aladdin: Which cell did you put Amin Damoolah in, Razoul?
    Razoul: (smirks) Number nine.
    Aladdin and Jasmine: Number nine!?
    Jasmine: That's the crocodile pit!
    Razoul: Well, uh... I must've forgotten. Heheheh...
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The other guards aren't very bright.
    Guard: He's got a sword!
    Razoul: You idiots... WE'VE ALL GOT SWORDS!
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Sultan and Princess Jasmine. Throughout the series Razoul repeatedly takes on huge enemies without any of Aladdin's magic, and there is no doubt as to his bravery.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Jafar in the first two movies, some occasions in the TV series, and theoretically to Sa'luk in King Of Thieves (although the arrangement had mutual benefits).
  • The Worf Effect: Against humans, Razoul is a very competant, strong character. He's used in the series to show that strong monsters get past even his bravery and determination.

    Fazal and Hakim
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.

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


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

Voiced by: Jonathan Freeman, Tommy Tallarico (Sega Genesis voice samples)

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.

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

"It is I - Gazeem, a humble thief."
Voiced by: Charlie Adler, Tommy Tallarico (Sega Genesis voice samples)

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.

  • Adaptation Expansion: In the Sega Genesis video game, he is the Mini-Boss of the third stage and isn't a Mook to Jafar.
  • Asshole Victim: Considering he's a common criminal and an implied murderer, his death may be closure to his victims. This is lampshaded by Jafar after Gazeem is killed.
  • Blatant Lies: Gazeem calls himself a "humble thief", even though a humble thief wouldn't kill people just to steal an artifact.
  • Death by Materialism: Gazeem's too tempted by the promise of his reward by Jafar for the Cave of Wonders' treasure (which is a forbidden treasure that Aladdin was told not to touch) to realize the risks of entering a cave that had told him he was forbidden to enter. He ends up dying for it.
  • Eaten Alive: Gets eaten alive by the Cave of Wonders when he tries to enter it.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: He gets swallowed by the cave when he tries to escape and is apparently buried alive.
  • Fatal Flaw: His greed leads to him being killed by the Cave.
  • Hand Rubbing: He rubs his hands in anticipation before entering the Cave of Wonders.
  • Hope Spot: When he enters the forbidden cave, nothing happens at first. But the cave "eats" him.
  • Jerkass: All the way. He's so focused on getting his reward by Jafar that he nearly refuses to give his part of the amulet unless its comes to him, prompting Iago to take it from him while Jafar assures him that he would get what's coming to him. He turns out to be right about that after Gazeem's demise.
  • Mook: To Jafar, and an expendable one at best.
  • Offscreen Villainy: By his own admission, he "had to slit a few throats" to get an artifact for Jafar.
  • Shadow Archetype: 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live: 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.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets killed just five minutes into the movie.

    Prince Achmed
"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.

  • Disproportionate Retribution: He tried to whip two children for simply getting in his way.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: He wears pink underpants with red hearts, as seen when Rajah bites a piece out of his pants.
  • Hate Sink: He may be a one-shot character, but that's enough to make him despised by the viewers, there's nothing to like about this guy!
  • 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.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After publicly humiliating Aladdin before going to court Jasmine, he's attacked by Rajah and sent packing. Even better later on, the street rat he humiliates and insults, ends up with the princess he was pursuing.
  • Nice Hat: A purple turban with black feathers.
  • Prince Charmless: To quote Aladdin:
    Aladdin: If I were as rich as you, I could afford some manners!
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tried to beat two little kids with a bullwhip just for getting in his way; fortunately, Aladdin intervened.

Other Characters

    Harem Girls
Voiced by: 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.

  • Bedlah Babe: These sexy girls are dressed almost the same as Jasmine, who is a princess, with a veil added.
  • Fanservice Extra: Their role in the movie during the song "One Jump Ahead" and in "Prince Ali". They also appear in the beginning of the third film being invited as guests.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Downplayed. They don't sympathize with Aladdin being a Justified Criminal and are quite dismissive of him. When he returns as Prince Ali, they all swoon over him.
  • No Name Given: Their names are never revealed. Some fans call them "Balcony Girls".

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

The merchant and the narrator of the story

  • Ambiguously Human: He's got a more caricatured look than the other human characters, and his Four-Fingered Hands only make things even more unclear.
  • Bookends: He's the one who begins the series by telling the tale of Aladdin and closes it out by wishing Aladdin and Jasmine best wishes after they're married in the third film.
  • Camera Abuse: You think that camera got close enough to his face?
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He has four fingers. It's one of several hints about his true identity, but it's not explicitly shown in the final cut. But guess who did the voice of the merchant?note 
  • Honest John's Dealership: He comes across as a sleazy salesman who would sell his grandmother for a good price.
  • No Fourth Wall: He's speaking directly to us. He also gets his face flattened against it.
  • No Name Given: Just like the Genie, his name goes unmentioned.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Williams clearly does his damnedest to give this guy a unique voice to not sound too much like the Genie, but you can still tell it's his voice, particularly when he says "come on down."
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Is only seen at the beginning of the movie in this form, but provides explanations for the lamp and sets up for the story.

    The Cave of Wonders
"Who disturbes my slumber?"
Voiced by: Frank Welker

The entrance to the Cave of Wonders who judges who may enter and claim the lamp.

  • Berserk Button: When a giant sentient cave tells you not to touch anything but the lamp, you better follow that rule to the letter or it will be a Felony Misdemeanor.
  • Conspicuous CGI: The Cave's entrance is done in CGI unlike the rest of the hand-drawn characters.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The tiger head's left ear is pierced, but not its right.
  • Genius Loci: The entrance to the Cave of Wonders is alive, able to speak to anyone outside or within the Cave itself.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The tiger eyes glow a pure white
  • Kill It with Fire: When Abu touches the forbidden treasure, the Cave of Wonders fills with fire and magma to try and kill them.
  • Only the Worthy May Pass: Only a "diamond in the rough", one who's worth lies far within, may enter the Cave of Wonders. The entrance will kill anyone unworthy who tries. In addition, those who it does let in are given one hard rule: They may only take the Genie's Lamp. If they so much as touch any of the other many, many treasures within, it will bury them alive.
  • Panthera Awesome: The entrance to the Cave of Wonders takes the shape of a tiger's head.
  • Throat Light: The Cave is lit from within. The light pours out of the tiger's mouth at night illuminating whoever's in front of it.
  • Treasure Room: The Cave of Wonders is filled with piles of gold and jewels as tall as buildings. However, Aladdin is explicitly told to touch nothing but the lamp. Abu giving into temptation and touching the forbidden treasure causes the Cave to try and kill them.