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Rasoul is the captain of the guards in the Aladdin series, and appears to be the fourth most powerful authority in Agrabah, after Aladdin, Jasmine and the Sultan.

Background

Personality

Rasoul shows no sympathy for lawbreakers, whether young, old, male or female. He appears to take pleasure from the authority he commands and performing acts of violence, and is quite happy to carry out executions. However, he lacks the same crazed lust for power that characters like Jafar show, and obeys his orders to the latter, showing extreme loyalty to the Sultan, the Princess, and the Grand Vizier.

Rasoul does not believe that Aladdin loves Jasmine, voicing several times his opinion that Aladdin is just a power-hungry street-rat, even when he is proven wrong on numerous occasions. Rasoul is however capable of working alongside Aladdin whenever the situation demanded it.

Appearances

Aladdin

In the movie Aladdin, Rasoul is one of Aladdin's enemies, becoming obsessed with capturing the street rat who constantly eludes him. He throws Jasmine to the ground while capturing Aladdin (not recognizing her as the Princess) but when she is revealed, he is shocked and instantly apologetic, telling her that Aladdin's arrest was specifically under Jafar's orders and that she must speak with him. Jafar orders that Rasoul throw Prince Ali thrown into the sea to drown him. He is voiced by Jim Cummings.

The Return of Jafar

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Rasoul has a larger role in The Return of Jafar. He is first ordered to execute Iago by the Sultan, an act he was very happy to carry out. When the Sultan showed mercy, he told Aladdin that if Iago made one wrong move, he would come after Aladdin. When the Sultan was "murdered", he arrested Aladdin for the murder under Jasmine's orders, but actually is Jafar in disguise (despite the evidence against Aladdin being shaky at best), and was very pleased to see him in a cell, and also with the order to execute him, until Genie saved him.

Aladdin: The Series

During the TV series, Rasoul had several important appearances. In Forget me Lots, when Jasmine lost her memory from the Rose of Forgetfulness, Rasoul was more than happy to throw Aladdin, Iago, and Abu out of the palace and into the streets thinking that the princess had finally rejected Aladdin. Rasoul also admitted his opinion that Aladdin was a power hungry street rat in Destiny on Fire when he and Aladdin were forced to work together, though he also admitted that he would consider calling Aladdin "your highness" if he got rid of Iago.

Despite their mutual dislike for each other, Rasoul has helped Aladdin, demonstrated in Mudder's Day when Aladdin is buried under a rockslide and Rasoul is the first (and only) one to rush to his rescue. He admits that Aladdin was the right person to be in charge, thanks to his bravery and ingenuity in rescuing even the guards. During the events of The Return of Malcho, although Rasoul initially questioned Aladdin's leadership quality as the acting Sultan of Agrabah and also manipulated Aladdins hesitant decisions, however he and the other guards did come to Aladdin's aid when he worked at protecting Iago from Malcho. Once Aladdin decided to stop listening to both his and Iago's pointless advice, Rasoul and the other guards then aided Aladdin with his plan that allowed them to trap Malcho.

When the Sultan was taken over by the spirit of Kileem's armor in Armored and Dangerous, he eventually ordered Jasmine's execution, to which the reluctant Rasoul was supposed to behead her. Recognizing his Sultan had gone insane, Rasoul winked at Jasmine, and she knew that when he swung the axe downward, she could pull back and let the blade break the chain of her handcuffs. Rasoul then told her to run, staying behind as a distraction to allow the possessed Sultan to attack him, even though he knew he could easily be killed, so that Jasmine would have more time to escape.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

In the final chapter, Rasoul and his guards try to stop the Forty Thieves when they ambush Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, but they are easily outmatched. Later, Sa'Luk, whom Aladdin had defeated for a place among the Forty Thieves, revealed the location of the thieves' hideout to Rasoul, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. When Rasoul arrested 31 of the thieves, Sa'Luk found out that Cassim and Aladdin were not among them. When Sa'Luk heard that Aladdin was in Agrabah, he assumed Cassim was too, and reveals that Cassim, Aladdin's recently-arrived father, was the King of Thieves.

Rasoul arrested Cassim and Iago for trying to steal The Oracle, but Aladdin broke Cassim out. Distracted, Rasoul attempted to arrest Aladdin again, but was knocked unconscious by Cassim. Though he tried to have Aladdin charged for this crime, Rasoul's request was denied by the Sultan who chose to overlook the matter, because the Sultan saw that Aladdin broke Cassim out of prison for the sake of love since Aladdin admitted he invited his father to the wedding and that Aladdin had also come back to face punishment for his actions, and since Genie, posing as a western-esque lawyer, provided Rasoul with a suitcase and sent him flying sky high. Another action the Genie does is change Rasoul's clothes into that of a 20th Century police uniform, where Rasoul is wearing a policeman's cap, khaki uniform and tie. The Sultan forgives Aladdin for his actions much to Rasoul's dismiss. In the end Rasoul learns to accept Aladdin and catches Jasmine's bouquet at the wedding.

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Trivia

  • Rasoul was named after Disney layout artist, Rasoul Azadani by the staff, however his name would not be openly revealed until The Return of Jafar.
  • In all three Aladdin movies, Rasoul tried to assassinate Aladdin, only for Aladdin to be saved by the Genie;
    • In the first film, Genie saves Aladdin's life after Rasoul throws him into the ocean thanks to Jafar.
    • In the second film, Genie saves Aladdin from being beheaded by Rasoul after he was duped into believing Aladdin had murdered the Sultan and has been sentenced to death by Princess Jasmine—who was actually Jafar in disguise.
    • In the third and final film, Rasoul was about to punish Aladdin for freeing his father from the palace dungeons, only for the Genie sends him flying away with a rocket-propelled suitcase.
Characters
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
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 | Al Muddy Sultan | Al Muddy | Arbutus | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Caliph Kapok | Daru Tavelevil | Dominus Tusk | Evil Aladdin | Evil Genie | Fashoom | Frigeed | Kileem | Khartoum | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Mamluks | Magma | Zorasto | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Runta | Scooter | Scourge of the Desert | Shaman | Sand Monster | Shakata, Razili and Farida | Sirocco | Sootinai | The Great Rift
Reformed Characters Sadira | Merc | Minos | Fatima | The Mukhtar | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Ding and Oopo | Amal | Queen Deluca | Queen Deluca's Brothers
Creatures Mozenrath's Winged Beast | Sand Shark | Kutato | Giant Three Headed Lion | Mothias | Mother Griffin | Giant Scorpions | Sligoothoo | Squirt | El Khatib | Slumbergath | Thirdack | The Rock Ifrit | Unkbuut | Machana | Giant Worms
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
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