- Fridge Brilliance: Surprisingly, there's a lot of it in regards Abis Mal and his development from Return of Jafar to the series:
- Why is he so murderous towards his minions in the first episode, "Air Feathered Friends"? Take a closer look — those minions we see are all survivors of his gang from the movie... you know, the ones who tried to murder him for being a bungling leader. No wonder that he'd be happy to start killing them in order to promote success/loyalty. Of course, Abis Mal's own ineptitude ruins him and so he ends up with no supporters at all apart from Haroud.
- Why do all of Abis Mal's schemes revolve around him trying to use magic and magical minions? Because with Jafar's power in the movie, he had a huge amount of success; yes, it all went wrong, but that was primarily due to Aladdin's interference. He's tasted the power magic can give him, so of course he wants to keep using it.
- Even the tendency for Abis Mal's minions to turn on him is basically repeating the same pattern as Return of Jafar; Abis Mal's "loyal Genie" was playing him like a puppet the whole time there, too.
- Fridge Horror: If Genie's freedom stripped him of the whole "live in a lamp and obey who holds it"" rules, then who's to say that it didn't strip of having to obey the other rules of being a genie? Meaning that, even if Genie's power has been decreased, it's entirely feasible he could now use his greater-than-the-average-sorcerer level abilities to kill people if he wanted. Luckily he's just so gentle and easy-going normally... which adds some serious Nightmare Fuel edge to his rage in "The Way We War".
- In fact, in Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, the Evil Sorcerer turned genie gets as close to saying outright as Thou Shalt Not Kill will allow that giving up the lamp and the sheer power it grants also means being free of the Thou Shalt Not Kill restriction.
- The episode where Iago gets Genie's powers suggests the other rules still apply.
- This might explain why Genie is so competent in Aladdin and the King of Thieves not only is he far more experienced (and therefore more powerful) he's also fully aware that nothing but his own morals holds him back in a fight.
- In The Lost City of The Sun, we see whats under Mozenraths gauntlet; his right arm is nothing but bones, and its heavily implied that it was the gauntlet itself that did it to him. And since we learn later on in Two to Tangle that the gauntlet is slowly killing him
who knows how much of the rest of his body is like... that?
- It might also be why he wears so much elaborate clothing in the first place. It's to hide what the gauntlet is doing to him.
Fridge / Aladdin: The Series