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Jafar's Snake Staff
Jafar's Snake Staff
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Type Magical Object
Effects To hypnotize the Sultan into following Jafar's orders (before Jafar becomes powerful)

Magically aid Jafar (after Jafar becomes a powerful sorcerer) As a weapon (In Jafar's Genie Form)

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Jafar's Snake Staff was an object owned by Jafar, in Aladdin.



In the original film, before Jafar became a sorcerer, Jafar's Staff was shown to use hypnosis, as shown when Jafar used the staff to get The Sultan to hand over his mystic blue diamond ring, and claimed that he needed it to "find the princess a suitor", when he actually needed it to discover the identity of "The Diamond in the Rough."

In another scene, Jafar attempted to use the staff's power to have the Sultan allow him to marryJasmine. However, the fanfare that was caused by the arrival of Prince Ali (Aladdin) distracted the Sultan before he could finish his hypnotized response.

Jafar later brainwashed the Sultan shortly after he attempted to have Ali killed. Jafar tried to have the Sultan state that Jasmine must marry him. Later, after Ali revealed himself to have survived and claimed that Jafar tried to kill him, Jafar claimed that Ali was "absolutely lying". However, Ali, deduced how Jafar was able to persuade the Sultan, destroyed the staff, and exposed Jafar for his villainy as a result.

Later on, Jafar stole Aladdin's Lamp and took over his role as Genie's Master. Jafar used his second wish and became the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Jafar's Staff was restored but it had open fangs, was extremely powerful, and used many skills including moving people and objects. During the final battle, the staff disappeared when Jafar become a giant snake, and then an all powerful Genie.

The Return of Jafar[]

In the sequel, Jafar was freed from his lamp, and, after he transformed into his human form, retained his staff and it was by his side throughout the entire film. The staff's original purpose was also alluded to by Iago and Aladdin, where the former claimed that he had been a victim of the hypnotic properties, and Aladdin also believed it after he was saved by Iago and tried to tell the Sultan that was the case with them not believing him. It had its original look and shot laser bolts from the eyes. Jafar was also shown holding it in his Genie form. It was unknown what happened to the staff after Jafar's death, but it could be assumed that it was destroyed along with or after his lamp.

Hercules and the Arabian Night[]

In the Aladdin and Hercules Crossover, the staff was given its largest role and once again had its original look. In the episode, Hades, Lord of the Underworld, decided to revive Jafar from death after his demise in The Return of Jafar. The staff was used to keep Jafar alive, and, if he ever lost it, he would become a lifeless spirit once more. That staff was extremely powerful and created things like live scorpions and shot fireballs. That staff was once confiscated by Hades after Jafar, in hysteria, started to cause destruction in the Underworld, as a means to force him to cooperate.

However, the creations of the staff only existed as long as the staff existed, otherwise the creatures faded out of existence. Aladdin and Hercules destroyed the staff during their battle against Jafar and Hades, and, with it, Jafar was killed once again and his soul was sucked into the River Styx for good.

Powers & Abilities[]

Jafar's Staff had the powers of:

  • Hypnosis: The ruby eyes made those who gazed into them become susceptible to Jafar's suggestions and obeyed his every order
  • Conjuration: Conjured a giant hourglass in which Jafar imprisoned Jasmine and a wall of swords to stop Aladdin
  • Transformation: Turning Rajah into a kitten and Abu into a toy
  • Weakening: Unraveled Carpet into a pile of thread
  • Telekinesis: Controlled Aladdin, Jasmine, and an entire tower to move in accordance to Jafar's will

Note: Of the powers above, only hypnosis was used from the start. The other four were granted as a direct result of Jafar's second wish.