He is a blue bug like creature with six limbs and a curly thin moustache.
He is narcisstic and enjoys giving out riddles but is honor bound to give the orb of Machana to those who succeed.
When Genie becomes sick and need an Orb Of Macana to heal himself, Aladdin, Iago, and Carpet go in the cavern to get it while Jasmine and Abu take care of him. Machana first appears as a crocodilian monster and tests Aladdin by making him stick out his tongue and touch his forehead and Aladdin succeeds. Machana later appears as a spider and plays a game of shuffle which Aladdin wins. Then Machana appears as a griffin and gives Aladdin a riddle which Aladdin guesses correctly by luck. Machana reveals his true bug form and gives Aladdin the Orb and they fly off. The bug goes to a room stocked with orbs. He says that it will take him a million years to get rid of them.