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Sultan
Sultan
Information
Nicknames

The Sultan

Gender

Male

Age

Late 40's

Resides

The Palace

Occupation

Sultan of Agrabah

Production
Voiced by

Douglas Seale (in Aladdin)
Val Bettin (in all other media)

Appears

Aladdin, The Return of Jafar, Aladdin: The Series, Aladdin and the King of Thieves

The Sultan is Princess Jasmine's father and the pompous but kind ruler of Agrabah. His real name is Hamed.[1] He was voiced by Douglas Seale in the first film, and by Val Bettin in the sequels and the TV series.

Appearance

Short, obese, white beard, dark brown eyebrows, brown eyes, cream robe, pants, and turban with teal feather up front, gold boots

Personality

Hamed is a pompus but, he really is a friendly Sultan. He gets a little suspicious of everything.

History

Alad​din

The Sultan desperately tries to find a suitor for his daughter Jasmine. During the first part of the film, the Sultan is often manipulated by Jafar who uses his staff to hypnotize him. After losing the lamp to Aladdin at the Cave of Wonders, Jafar decides to trick the Sultan into arranging a marriage between himself and Jasmine; however, the hypnosis is interrupted by the arrival of Aladdin transformed into "Prince Ali". The Sultan approves Ali, but he is later tricked by Jafar and is about to force Jasmine to marry Jafar until Aladdin breaks the staff. The Sultan loses his post as ruler of Agrabah when the Genie grants Jafar his wish to become the new sultan. The Sultan and Jasmine are humiliated by Jafar and Iago, but are rescued after Aladdin defeats Jafar. At the end of the film, the Sultan changes the law so the princess can marry whomever she loves.

The Return of Jafar

The Sultan announces that he wants to make Aladdin his new grand vizier. However, he grows suspicious of Aladdin after he defends Iago, who used to work for Jafar, and commands him to watch the bird. When Jafar returns, he takes advantage of Iago's new position as an "ally" to Aladdin, and makes him suggest the Sultan and Aladdin to have a discussion in a place where they are ambushed by Jafar and Abis Mal. The Sultan is imprisoned along with Aladdin's friends, and Jafar uses his turban to frame Aladdin for his 'murder'. Luckily, Iago manages to free Genie, who then saves Aladdin from his wrongful punishment as well as the Sultan and the rest of their friends. After Iago manages to defeat Jafar by kicking his lamp into the magma, the Sultan pardons Iago and welcomes him toward his family. He is later seen at the end of the film, again requesting Aladdin to become his vizier.

In Aladdin: The Series it's revealed that he is quite adept with mechanics (Getting the Bugs Out), and his nickname is Little Bobo (as revealed in "As the Netherworld Turns"). Twenty years before the episode 'The Garden of Evil', the Sultan picked a flower for his new bride, angering the garden's owner, Arbutus. He was allowed to go free on the condition that in twenty years, Arbutus could take the Sultan's most valuable possession, which turns out to be his daughter.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

The Sultan meets Aladdin's father, Cassim, not knowing he is the King of Thieves, and immediately accepts him. However, Razoul later reveals to the Sultan that Cassim is the King of Thieves and, with no other choice, the Sultan has Razoul incarcerate Cassim and Iago in the dungeon for life. After Aladdin helps Cassim escape the dungeon, and comes back to accept the consequences for his actions, the Sultan prepares to punish Aladdin in anger for freeing Cassim, but Genie and Jasmine come to his defence, stating that all he wanted was to give his father a second chance. The Sultan accepts his apology. At the end of the film, his wish of seeing Jasmine marrying someone comes true when she marries Aladdin.

Trivia

  • Some aspects of the character were inspired in the Wizard of Oz, to create a bumbling authority figure.


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