|“||No matter what you did wrong... it is impossible for a person to become trash while he lives. If there people like that around the world, I want to try to stop them.||„|
|~ Alibaba Saluja|
Alibaba Saluja is the deuteragonist of the anime/manga series Magi. He is the 3rd Prince of Balbadd, who was working as a cart driver when he first met Aladdin. He is a Dungeon Capturer, capturing one Dungeon, the owner of the Djinn, Amon and Aladdin's King Candidate.
He is voiced by Yuki Kaji in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Erik Scott Kimerer in the English version of the anime.
Alibaba is an average sized boy with blonde hair and gold eyes. He has a short and thick ahoge. He usually wears an traditional Arabian outfit with a sash around his waist to hold his knife. He has an small red rope he wears around his neck at all times.
Initially, Alibaba was shown as being a very cunning and petty boy, but it is soon shown this is not true when he chooses to save a little girl over protecting the goods in his caravan. Since childhood, he has always tried his best to do honest work. He would respect wealthy merchants and do his best to please them, often with flattering sophistry and laughing when they call him trash. Originally, he also tried to be friends with Aladdin for his strength.
Like Aladdin, he likes beautiful, busty women and they usually go clubbing whenever they can. However, it was shown that he was actually very kind, caring and helpful. Due to having a high class education since he was young, he is also very skilled in negotiations and much more intelligent than he appears. He has no patience for those who wallow in their power at the expense of others suffering. At the same time, he can be a rather oblivious person, as he naively trusts Sinbad.
Alibaba is shown from very early in the series to have very low self-confidence, causing him to doubt himself frequently and believe he is unworthy of being king. Although at one point Aladdin manages to encourage him, he still feels doubtful sometimes later on.
He is dedicated to helping everyone and can seem a little hard-headed, like when he goes into a fight without any help because he wants to settle something himself. He is very loyal to his friends. He became good friends with Aladdin and Morgiana and cares a lot for them. Since his Magoi has become one with Kassim's Magoi, his aura/atmosphere and behavior have changed, taking on some of Kassim's personality and habits; for example, smoking. Alibaba wanted to smoke but he still couldn't handle it. He acknowledges this change and decides to accept it as a final gift.
Royal Swordplay - Alibaba is an extremely strong and talented swordsman. At a very young age, Alibaba was trained in Royal Swordplay. He can also fight against swordsmen using a knife. He has also learned other sword styles from Sharrkan making him a more rounded swordsman.
High Level Knowledge - Alibaba was given a high level of education possible in the Royal Palace of Balbadd after the king adopted him. He knows difficult languages like Tran and possesses high knowledge.
Magoi Manipulation - Alibaba is learning how to manipulate his magoi. This was at first hard for him because he has two kinds of rukh inside of him.
|“||Stern and Dignified Spirits of Etiquette, In the name of my Magoi, and my will to grant me a greater power, I order you and your members, Come Forth, Amon!!||„|
|~ Alibaba, summoning the powers of Amon|
The only member of Alibaba's Household is Morgiana. She uses his Djinn, Amon's to power the flames of her Household Vessel, Amol Selseira.
Alibaba's Metal Vessel was a small knife,Amon's Sword, which he keeps at his side. Alibaba changes his Metal Vessel from a small knife to a short sword, Amon's Royal Sword, which he received from Sinbad, who got it from Alibaba's father, Balbadd's King.
Alibaba is not yet able to fully Djinn Equip, copy the appearance of Amon. The reason for this is because a part of Kassim's Magoi has joined together with Alibaba's Magoi changing it making it harder to control. Kassim's Magoi has now completely fused with Alibaba's creating one big Magoi.
Djinn Weapon Equip
To achieve Djinn Weapon Equip, Alibaba burns his arms with Amon's flames. Then he starts to burn his entire body. He keeps using more and more flames, until he becomes the flames himself. Alibaba's knife becomes a large black sword, which is also called Sword of Amon. As Alibaba's Djinn Weapon Equip progresses, his arms change into a black metallic substance. He has also learnt the second method of Djinn Weapon Equip where the weapon retains it's original shape using less magoi and allows him to better use his sword skills and Amon's flame abilities.
Scorching Wall of Flames - As the name suggest Alibaba crates a wall of flames to stop his enemies from approaching him.
Immunity To Fire - Amon's Sword is completely immune to any type of fire or heat. If it is attacked by it, it will completely absorb it and strengthens itself.
- His name is based on "Ali Baba" (Arabic: علي بابا Alii Baabaa), the main protagonist of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from One Thousand and One Nights.
- He likes trading and his weakness is that he grows fat easily. His special skill is fencing.
- He claims that his type is “the girl who became his girlfriend”, but up until now, Alibaba has never once had a girlfriend.