NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Aladdin from the 2019 movie. The mainstream version can be found here: Aladdin (Disney).


Do you trust me?
~ Aladdin to Jasmine


You said it yourself. You're either the most powerful in the room or you're nothing. You'll always be second.
~ Aladdin to Jafar.


Aladdin is the titular main protagonist of the 2019 remake of Disney's Aladdin. He is a street rat who falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine at first sight and finds a Genie in a lamp.

He is portrayed by Mena Massoud.

Biography

Aladdin keeps his role of titular protagonist in the live-action adaptation of his movie; many traits of his characters are kept, adding a deep knowledge of treasures and luxury goods which help him identify a disguised Jasmine as a person coming from the palace. Aladdin also wears a shirt under his trademark gilet and when he's transformed into a prince he's not "Ali Ababwa", but "Ali from Ababwa", changing his false surname into the name of his kingdom.

Personality

Aladdin starts off with the same friendliness as his animated counterpart, but after royally embarrassing himself as Prince Ali, he grows more and more obsessed with the idea of seeming like a proper, powerful prince. He breaks his promise to free Genie when his insecurities drive him to the point of greed, and unapologetically asks Genie for more power.

However, after a talking-to from Genie, he shows remorse just in time to discover that Jafar's taken the lamp.

Trivia

  • Before Mena Massoud was cast as Aladdin, Dev Patel, Riz Ahmed, Achref Koutet, and George Kosturos were considered for the role of Aladdin.
  • The credits make Aladdin billed under Genie, thinking he is the film's deuteragonist, however, he is the film's true main protagonist.

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