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"(refering to Aladdin) You are smaller than my last master"

The Genie is the tritagonist of the Aladdin franchise. He is a magical genie, and Aladdin's friend. It's never revealed whether he has a real name or not. As a genie of the lamp, he must grant three wishes to the holder of the lamp. He is granted with "phenomenal cosmic powers", but is confined to the "itty-bitty living space." Not much is known about him, but he was trapped in the lamp for 10,000 years.

Physical Appearance[]

Throughout all three movies, Genie has been seen in various forms including some notable impersonations. His default appearance, though, is a blue, barrel-chested man with three fingers and black hair tied in a ponytail and a beard with a swirl that sticks out at the chin. For most of the first movie, Genie is seen mostly with his lower-half as smoke, but, after being freed by Aladdin, Genie is seen more on two legs. Genie normally wears a red sash around his waist, a gold earring which in the movies is seen on his right ear, and a pair of gold bracelets that come off after his freedom is given to him (by the next movie, Genie is seen wearing the bracelets again) and wears baggy pants with brown curly-pointed shoes.


Unlike what one would expect from an all-magical genie, Genie of the Lamp has a very happy, fun-loving character and is rarely seen without a big smile on his face. He often likes to crack jokes, in his impersonations or other forms, and does this in serious conversations to help ease any tension.

But, Genie is also very generous; even during his time when he was still a slave to the lamp; he had done what others would say “Gave more than what he took”. For example: when Aladdin gave his first wish to become a prince in order to impress Princess Jasmine, Genie did more than just make him a prince but even gave advice and pointers when Aladdin tries talking to Jasmine at her balcony. Even by the end of the first film, Genie is willing to give up his freedom for Aladdin and Jasmine.

Genie is also very wise and intelligent when he gives advice or comfort. The times when he is sad is when a friend or someone he comes to trust is hurt/in trouble.

Powers And Abilities[]


  • Genie Physiology
    • Phenomenal Cosmic Powers: In the context of the original Aladdin, dialogue suggests that Genie was the most powerful being in the universe. As shown in the first movie, he could easily break the laws of nature, shape-shift into anything, break the fourth wall, warp reality at a whim, alter his size (shrinking down to the size of a bug or growing large enough to lift the palace of Agrabah with no problems), give other people his power, undo the works of any magic (though mixing his magic with someone else's had consequences), and escape a magically sealed cave. However, he had three limits to his abilities (and also refuses to accept substitutions, exchanges, refunds, and wishing for more wishes); he cannot kill, he cannot make people fall in love, and he cannot raise the dead (though he states that he can indeed perform resurrections, but simply does not enjoy doing so as the resurrected are implied to be turned zombies in which he describes as "not a pretty picture"). Aside from these three limitations, he was virtually omnipotent. This level of power was carried over into Aladdin And The King Of Thieves, where Genie had no problem with anything he tried.
    • Immortality: Genie is immortal, as he cannot be killed by natural or other supernatural means.
      • Superhuman Longevity: Genie does not visibly age beyond his prime. Despite being over 10,000 years, he still maintains the physical appearance of a man in his prime.



Although Genie is incredibly powerful, he does have his limits:

  • Death: Genie cannot bring other individuals back to life.
  • Love: Genie cannot make other individuals fall in love with each other against their free will.
  • Guava Juice
  • Weakened Form
    • Semi-Phenomenal, Nearly Cosmic Powers: After getting his freedom, Genie stated that he had suffered a reduction in power due to his new freedom, describing his current powers as now being "semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic power" as opposed to his previous "phenomenal cosmic power". Due to his weakened state as opposed to Jafar's full power, the now-genie Jafar defeated him during "You're Only Second Rate", as well as deflecting all of his magical attacks. However, he still has a nearly unlimited amount of magical knowledge and all his shape-shifting abilities. He also has high magic power, but was unable to undo certain forms of magic; a weakness with disastrous consequences in the television series, such as when he had trouble turning Jasmine back to normal after she was Turned Into A Rat by a magic mirror, or his inability to break a spell cast by Sadira that brainwashed Aladdin into thinking that he was a dragon-slaying knight. It was revealed in Aladdin: The Return Of Jafar that he can also flawlessly imitate the voices and appearances of others, as seen when he shape-shifts into Aladdin in the ultimately failed attempt to distract Jafar while the real Aladdin grabs the latter's lamp. In the series, it is often shown that one of his exploited weaknesses (often by Abis Mal and Mechanicles) is that he can be tricked into getting into a bottle but then cannot get out until someone releases him. Items that can affect magic also affect him, such as the magic-eating creature Thirdack, nearly succeeded in eating Genie from the episode "The Citadel". It is also shown in "Sneeze The Day" that guava juice is the only thing that can give genies a cold, which makes their magic uncontrollable and unpredictable (along with dangerous).




The Genie is the tritagonist of the movie. Eventually, his lamp is placed in the Cave Of Wonders, where it is found by Aladdin. Aladdin (nicknamed "Al" by Genie) tricks Genie into freeing himself and Abu from the Cave Of Wonders without having to wish for it. Aladdin uses his first wish to become a prince to impress Jasmine, but not before promising to Genie that he will free him from the lamp using his third wish. When Aladdin (as "Prince Ali") stays in the palace, Jafar puts Aladdin in chains and throws him off a cliff into a river. Aladdin unconsciously rubs the lamp, causing Genie to save Aladdin by using his second wish. As Aladdin is coming clean to Jasmine about his true identity, he leaves the lamp in his chambers, which Iago steals and gives to Jafar. For his first wish, Jafar becomes sultan of Agrabah. For his second wish, he becomes the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Aladdin is sent to the ends of the Earth by Jafar's magic, but returns via Carpet to retrieve the lamp. Jafar stops him and uses the lamp to make his final wish: To turn himself into an all-powerful genie. Aladdin grabs Jafar's lamp and genie sends Jafar and Iago to the Cave of Wonders. Genie, wanting Aladdin to be happy, urges him to wish to become a prince so he can marry Jasmine. Aladdin wishes for Genie's freedom and Genie goes off to see the world.

Aladdin: The ​Return Of Jafar[]

The Genie is a supporting character in the movie. Genie returns from his trip around the world, discovering there was nothing in the world quite like a friend. He also lost some of his powers now that he was separated permanently from the lamp. These powers are restored in the TV show(After this movie) in the episode: The Book of Khartoum.This power loss is apparent when he is defeated in battle with Jafar, whom is a genie with a lamp. Iago, whom has decided to join up with Aladdin and friends, and thus frees Genie, Sultan, Abu, and Jasmine. They work together to defeat Jafar, which Genie revealed could be fulfilled by destroying Jafar's lamp.

Aladdin And The King Of Thieves[]

The Genie is the main protagonist of the movie. Genie is Aladdin and Jasmines wedding planner, and easily defeats the forty thieves, causing them to retreat. He later battles them again on the Vanishing Aisle, where he turns into multiple paratroopers with laser guns, and easily defeating them there as well .

Other Appearances[]

Kingdom Hearts Series[]

Genie has appeared in every installment so far of the Kingdom Hearts series of video games. In Kingdom Hearts, he follows the events of Aladdin generally, but with minor differences. Aladdin's first wish is to be saved from a sand whirlpool. Aladdin's second wish is to save Jasmine, but is denied when Iago steals the lamp. Jafar wishes for Genie to find the world's Keyhole, which takes him to the Cave of Wonders. When Sora, Aladdin, Donald, and Goofy arrive at the Cave, Jafar's wishes for Genie to crush them. Finally, Jafar uses his third wish to become a genie, resulting in his demise. Genie appears much less in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. In all appearances, he is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.



Aladdin: The Series[]

Aladdin And The King Of Thieves[]

Concept Art[]



  • "Three wishes, to be exact. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. That's all. Three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges or refunds."
  • "Yo, rugman! haven't seen you in a few millennia."
  • "Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space."
  • "I can't believe it! I'm losing to a rug!"
  • "You are getting your wishes so SIT DOWN!"
  • "Alright Sparky, here's the deal. If you wanna court the little lady you gotta be a straight shooter. Do ya got it?"
  • "Jafar, Jafar, He's our man. If he can't do it, GREAT!"
  • "No matter what happens, you'll always be a prince to me."
  • "(laughs) Made you look!"

Extended Links[]

  • Genie from Heroes Wikia
  • Genie from Disney Wikia
  • Genie from Wikipedia
  • Genie from Ultimate Pop Culture Wikia
  • Genie from Beast Wars Transformers Wikia
Main Characters Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Abu | Iago | Magic Carpet | The Sultan
Allies Rajah | Rasoul | Fazal | Hakim | Fasir | Thundra | Eden | Wahid | Riders of Ramond | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Prince Uncouthma | Brawnhilda | General Gouda | Bud | Cassim | Royal Guards
Minor Characters Peddler | Dhandi | Gazeem | Captain Al Bahtross | Hamed | King Mamood | Prince Achmed | King Pector | Prince Wazoo | Queen Kimbla | Sydney | Brisbane | Koala Kid | Samir the Destroyer | Harem Girls | Farouk | Two Hungry Children | Jackal Girl | Treasure Man | Sultana | Zin and Zang | Rat People | Akbar | Al-Hakeem | Genie's belly dancers
Villains Jafar | Abis Mal | Haroud Hazi Bin | Ayam Aghoul | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Mirage | Mechanicles | Amin Damoola | Saleen | Armand | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Malcho | Aziz | Sa'Luk | Abnor Mal | Al Muddy Sultan | Al Muddy | Arbutus | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Caliph Kapok | Daru Tavelevil | Dominus Tusk | Evil Aladdin | Evil Genie | Fashoom | Frigeed | Kileem | Khartoum | Mamluks | Magma | Zarasto | Marauders | Runta | Scooter | Scourge of the Desert | Shaman | Sand Monster | Shakata, Razili, and Farida | Sirocco | Sootinai | The Great Rift
Reformed Villains Sadira | Merc | Minos | Fatima | The Mukhtar | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | Galifems | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Ding and Oopo | Amal | Queen Deluca | Queen Deluca's Brothers | Sprites | Kutato
Creatures Mozenrath's Winged Beast | Sand Shark | Giant Three Headed Lion | Mothias | Mother Griffin | Giant Scorpions | Sligoothoo | Squirt | El Khatib | Slumbergath | Thirdack | Rock Ifrit | Unkbuut | Machana | Giant Worms | Fire Cats | Tyrannosaurus Rex
Magical Characters Cave of Wonders | Ethereal | Pharabu | The Oracle
Video Game Characters Nasira | Bizarrah | Very Ankh-Amman | Anubis | Arachnid
Enchanted Tales Characters Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Deleted Characters Aladdin's Mother | Genie of the Ring