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Jafar
Age approxmiately 50-60
Gender Male
Appears in Aladdin (1992 film)
The Return of Jafar
Kingdom Hearts
Performer Johnathan Freeman
Designer Andreas Deja

Jafar is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman, in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar. He is an evil sorcerer and the former Grand Vizier of the Sultan of Agrabah. Image File history File links Jafar from Disneys Aladdin This work is copyrighted. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Aladdin is the thirty-first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released on November 25, 1992 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... The Return of Jafar is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1992 film Aladdin, produced by The Walt Disney Company in 1994. ... Kingdom Hearts ) is a hybrid action/RPG that was released in 2002, which is notable for being the result of a collaboration between the video game developer and publisher Square and Disney. ... Andreas Deja (born in 1957 in Gdańsk, Poland) is a Polish-born German character animator for The Walt Disney Company. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Aladdin is the thirty-first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released on November 25, 1992 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... The Return of Jafar is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1992 film Aladdin, produced by The Walt Disney Company in 1994. ... A Vizier (وزير, sometimes also spelled Vizir, Wasir, Wazir, Wesir, Wezir - grammatical vowel changes are common in many oriental languages) is an oriental, originally Persian, term for a high-ranking political (and sometimes religious) advisor or Minister, often to a Muslim monarch such as a Caliph, Amir, Malik (king) or Sultan. ...

Jafar is tall and thin, and almost always depicted in flowing robes of black, dark red and other moody colors. Jafar has a pet parrot named Iago, who switched sides in The Return of Jafar. Jafar carries a cobra-head staff, which he uses for his sorcery. He tries to use Genie's powers to take over Agrabah, first wishing to become the sultan, and then an all-powerful sorceror. Jafar had transformed himself into a giant cobra to kill Aladdin, but just as Jafar was squeezing him to death, Aladdin tricked Jafar into using his third and final wish to become a genie himself. In Western culture, genies are almost always portrayed as being confined to small oil lamps until they are released to do a human's bidding; Jafar was therefore trapped by his own selfish wish for power. Jafar is usually shown to be somewhat comedic, even in his times of evil and cunning (proclaiming "ewww" when contemplating beheading, or constantly mispronouncing Aladdin's alias' name). His more interesting character than most Disney villains is probably the reason that he lived at the end of his movie, at the same time arguing with Iago ("This is all your fault" "Oh, shut up!" "Don't tell ME to shut up!"). In the Return of Jafar he was considerably more fiendish, and was killed at the end of the movie. Genera A parrot is any of about 330 species of bird belonging to the Psittaciformes, the biological order which includes both the Psittacidae (or true parrots) and the Cacatuidae (or cockatoos). ... Iago from Aladdin. ... In fiction a wish is a supernatural gift granting the recipients unlimited request. ... Ancient Assyrian stone relief of a genie. ... Antique bronze oil lamp with Christian symbol (replica) An oil lamp is a device used for lighting or for preserving a flame that is fueled by animal, vegetable or mineral oil. ...


In The Return of Jafar, the now-genie Jafar was released by Abis Mal, and, after cunningly making Abis-Mal waste his first 2 wishes, threatens Abis into helping him. His plan included kidnapping (and in some instances, replacing) the royal family and getting Aladdin blamed for their "deaths," which would have caused him to be beheaded, but (with help from a reformed Iago) the heroes managed to escape. When Jafar discovered this, he opened up a fissure into the earth, and was destroyed when his lamp was melted in the pit of lava he had created (ironically he was on the verge of getting Abis Mal to wish him free, which would have made him almost invincible, although his powers would have been reduced). Abis Mal is a villain from Disneys Aladdin series who first appeared in The Return of Jafar. ...


Jafar later made one more attempt at revenge in an episode ("Hercules and the Arabian Night") of Disney's Hercules TV-show spinoff, where he was temporarily revived by Hercules' arch-enemy, Hades. The two villains teamed up to get rid of Aladdin and Hercules by having them fight against each other, but their plan failed and Jafar ended up dead again, and has not at this point made any reappearances in the official Aladdin continuity. Hercules is the thirty-fifth film in the Disney animated feature canon. ... Hades, played by James Woods, is the villain in the 1997 movie Hercules, based on the Greek god Hades. ...


However,despite his death, Jafar has also had a recurring role on Disney's House of Mouse. He was even the central villain of the direct-to-video film Mickey's House of Villains. Jafar even went on a date with Maleficent in one episode and many fans agreed that they did make an exelent Disney couple! Disneys House of Mouse is an animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television, that originally aired from 2001 to 2003, and ran for 52 episodes. ... Mickeys House of Villains is a film created by Disney. ... Maleficent and her pet raven, Diablo Maleficent is a fictional character, the wicked dark fairy who appears in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...

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Fantasmic

In the Disney-MGM Studios version of Fantasmic! Nighttime Show Spectacular, Jafar is one of the villains The Queen evokes to fight Mickey Mouse and ruin his imagination. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA. It opened on May 1, 1989. ... Fantasmic! poster at Disneyland Fantasmic! poster at Disney-MGM Studios Fantasmic! is the night-time fireworks and visual hydrotechnic show at Disneyland in California, and Disney-MGM Studios, Florida. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a comic animal cartoon character who has become a symbol for The Walt Disney Company. ...


Like the movie, Jafar turns into a giant Cobra. When Mickey finds a lamp, he rubs it assuming it'll help, but Jafar instead changes into a Genie. Jafar then responds by calling Hades and Chernabog to help the rest of the villains. Mickey eventually defeats him with the rest of the villains after killing the dragon version of Maleficent. Hades, played by James Woods, is the villain in the 1997 movie Hercules, based on the Greek god Hades. ... Chernabog is a fictional character who appears in the Night on Bald Mountain scene of Walt Disneys Fantasia (1940). ... Maleficent and her pet raven, Diablo Maleficent is a fictional character, the wicked dark fairy who appears in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ...


Jafar in the Kingdom Hearts series

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Kingdom Hearts

Jafar debut as one of the members of Maleficent's inner circle. He plans to use the Heartless and take over Agrabah. Jafar kidnappes princess Jasmine. Aladdin tries to save her by using a wish but Iago then steals the lamp and gives it to Jafar. Jafar tried to kill Sora by sending Pot Centipede after him. He used his magic to control the Cave of Wonders Guardian. Inside Cave of Wonders Guardian he made his first wish to show the Agrabah's Keyhole. Then, at Jafar's boss fight, he made his second wish to make Genie crush Sora and the gang. Genie then fights alongside Jafar against Sora and friends but Jafar is defeated by Sora. Then, at Jafar's final boss fight, he made his third and final wish to turn into a powerful genie, then he sinks into a underground chamber lava filled to get big rocks to toss at Sora. In the end of this boss fight, Sora defeated Jafar by sucking him in his lamp. Kingdom Hearts ) is a hybrid action/RPG that was released in 2002, which is notable for being the result of a collaboration between the video game developer and publisher Square and Disney. ... Maleficent and her pet raven, Diablo Maleficent is a fictional character, the wicked dark fairy who appears in Walt Disneys 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. ... The symbol used prominently by Emblem Heartless. ... Agrabah is the fictional middle eastern land from the movie Aladdin,Agrabah has a huge poverty population. ...


Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

In a facsimile of Agrabah created from Sora's memories, Jafar appears to take over Agrabah with the Heartless. In order to get the lamp, he tricks Aladdin to get the lamp so he could make Jasmine marry him. Jafar's first wish is to get Jasmine back. Then, he makes his second wish to make Genie protect him from a sneak attack. Jafar's third and final wish is to become a genie. He teleports the gang to a room filled with lava and attacks by throwing magma rocks, shooting lasers and pounding his fists. He is unique in that he is the only boss that cannot be directly attacked; the player must attack Iago, who carries the lamp, when the platforms rise to an appropriate height. In the end, Jafar is defeated. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is a video game for the Game Boy Advance and the second installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, bridging the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. This game was released in the United States on December 7, 2004. ...


Kingdom Hearts II

Jafar's lamp was found by the Peddler, making him a target for Pete, who intended to make Jafar into a Heartless under his control. But Sora and gang managed to take the lamp and sealed it in hope Jafar would never reappeared. But that was not to be when the Peddler found where the lamp was placed and Jafar was released. As he forced Iago to keep Sora occupied, Jafar used his genie-powers in another attempt to take over Agrabah. However Sora destroyed him, his mystical body damaged enough to explode, and Jafar's lamp was no more. Kingdom Hearts II is an RPG video game sequel, the followup to the 2002 Disney Interactive/Square Enix RPG Kingdom Hearts, and its 2004 Game Boy Advance sequel, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. ... Pete as his ancestor Pecos Pete, in Goof Troop Black Pete (also known as Peg-Leg Pete and, simply, Pete) is a fictional character from the Walt Disney Company stables. ...


Arabian Nights tales on Jafar

The name Jafar seems to be derived from character named Jafar or Giafar (Arabic: جعفر) in tales of the Arabian Nights, who is the Vizier to Caliph Harun al-Rashid; this character in turn was based on a real-life official, the son of a Vizier who was killed for supposedly having an affair with Harun al-Rashid's sister. Harun was the hero of many stories in Arabian Nights. He was Jafar bin Yahya Barmaki, of Iranian descent. Jafar bears a strange resemblance to Ay, King Tutankhamun's Vizier. The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... Caliph is the term or title for the Islamic leader of the Ummah, or community of Islam. ... Persian miniature depicting HārÅ«n ar-RashÄ«d. ... nomen or birth name Kheperkheprure Ay (occasionally Aya or Aye) was the penultimate Pharaoh of Ancient Egypts 18th dynasty. ... A portrait of the young Tutankhamun by Winifred Brunton. ...


Tutankhamun's untimely death at the age of 18 or 19, together with his failure to produce an heir, left a power vacuum that his Grand Vizier was quick to fill: Ay is depicted in the famous treasures of the boy king's tomb conducting the funerary rights for the deceased monarch and assuming the role of heir. The grounds on which Ay based his claim to the throne are not entirely clear. He was certainly a powerful figure under Tutankhamun, as he had been under Akhenaten: in some records he is referred to as "regent", and he had been close to the center of power for some 25 years.


Trivia

  • Like many Disney villains Jafar is a representative of the evils of a certain flaw, in this case, ambition.
  • Jafar is usually placed in the category of "pun-spouting villain," which is obviously shown in the previously named Hercules episode. However, while he does shoot off a series of puns at the end of the first movie (when he decides to amuse himself with his rather bad sense of humor), he never really says any other puns before or after.
  • The villain in the 1989 computer game Prince of Persia is also a vizier, but his name is spelled "Jaffar".

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Jafar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1030 words)
Jafar is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman, in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar.
Jafar had transformed himself into a giant cobra to kill Aladdin, but just as Jafar was squeezing him to death, Aladdin tricked Jafar into using his third and final wish to become a genie himself.
The name Jafar seems to be derived from character named Jafar or Giafar in tales of the Arabian Nights, who is the Vizier to Caliph Harun al-Rashid; this character in turn was based on a real-life official, the son of a Vizier who was killed for supposedly having an affair with Harun al-Rashid's sister.
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