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Iago
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Information
Full name

Iago the Parrot

Gender

Male

Resides

Agrabah

Occupation

Jafar's parrot sidekick (formally) Cassim's traveling partner.

Allies

Jafar (formerly) Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Genie, Sultan, Rajah, Cassim

Enemies

Jafar, Abis Mal, Sa'luk, Forty Thieves, Genie (formerly), Aladdin (formerly), Jasmine (formerly), Abu (formerly), Sultan (formerly), Rajah (formerly)

Production
Animator

Will Finn

Voiced by

Gilbert Gottfried

Appears

Aladdin The Return of Jafar Aladdin and the King of Thieves Aladdin (tv series) Aladdin (musical)

Iago was Jafar's pet bird/assistant, then Aladdin's friend, and finally Cassim's partner.

Personality

Iago is very selfish and normally allies himself with whomever benefits him the most. He is sarcastic and funny.

History

Early life

According to a piece of conversation, Jafar had picked up Iago in Agrabah's bazaar and reared him as his accomplice in crime, teaching him to speak fluently. (The Return of Jafar)

Aladdin (film)

See main article: Aladdin (film).

He resented living under the Sultan and Jasmine as much as his owner Jafar does, though he contrasts Jafar's dark brooding with angry, sarcastic ranting. Iago often says how he hates crackers which the Sultan always gives him. The Sultan seems to not know until the end of the first movie that Iago can speak complete English and is evil. In the end Iago is dragged into Jafar's lamp with him at the end of the movie and is banished to the Cave of Wonders.

The Return of Jafar

See main article: The Return of Jafar.

Having escaped from the lamp, Iago switched sides, mostly due to his resentment of Jafar's treatment of him and the punishment which came from being in his company. Over the course of his time with Aladdin and his friends, Iago slowly warmed to the idea of friendship after Aladdin saves him from the Sultan's wrath in return for Iago unintentionly saving him from Abis Mal, finally risking his life to kill Jafar by pushing his lamp into molten lava. After his heroic deed, he was welcomed into Aladdin's extended family.In this sequel Iago is the main protagonist.

TV series

See main article: Aladdin (TV series).

He went on to provide a sarcastic, realistic, or cowardly perspective on events and was only really willing to face danger if great reward was promised. However, he was sometimes forced to battle his conscience, and generally did the right thing even when he did not have to. Iago's common schemes involved trying to sell anything with any value (real or not), trying to steal things, and trying to treasure-hunt. He could usually convince Abu to be his partner in crime, but Abu was more likely to leave at the first sign of danger and often lacked the finese that Iago required. He harbored a crush on the rain bird Thundra, while admitting his manipulative personality made appealing to others difficult. Aladdin had occasionally exploited this, since antagonists were more willing to accept Iago as being ruthless and amoral than he was. Like Genie, Iago commonly referenced modern things for humor, even though he did not have a logical excuse like Genie did. Additionally, due to his time with Jafar, Iago possessed extensive knowledge of various magicks, which proved useful as Genie's otherwise superior knowledge was ten thousand years out of date.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

See main article: Aladdin and the King of Thieves.

He choose to depart Agrabah with Aladdin's father, Cassim, once Aladdin and Jasmine finally wed, on the grounds that he could not handle the "lovey-dovey" stuff. Cassim's sense of thievery was more in line with Iago's, as well. However, he did promise to visit the couple frequently. He and Cassim waved farwell to the newly wed Aladdin and Jasmine as they rode off to the night.

Notes

  • Iago is voiced by Gilbert Gottfried.
  • In the episode Never Say Nefir at the end of the episode Iago is seen naked which means he has lost his feathers that cover his body.

Quotes

  • "I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!"
  • "Oh, there's a big surprise!"
  • " I can't take it anymore! If I gotta choke down on one more of those moldy, disgusting crackers... Bam! Whack!"
  • "(imitates Jasmine) I will have the power to get rid of you."
  • "And then, we drop papa-in-law and the little woman off a cliff. "
  • "We gotta bring the guns, the weapons, the knives, and uh, how about this picture? I don't know. I think I'm making a weird face in it."
  • "Jafar. Jafar, get a grip." (gags) "Good grip."

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