|“||"I am bound by the rule of one. One question, one answer."||„|
|~ Oracle explaining her function|
|“||Follow the trail of the Forty Thieves. Your father is trapped within their world.||„|
|~ The Oracle explaining Aladdin where to find his father|
The Oracle is a mysterious spirit and supporting character from the Disney sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
She is a mysterious spirit hidden inside a mysterious staff, she sets Aladdin off on a quest to find his lost father when he asks about whatever happened to him.
She is voiced by CCH Pounder.
Apparently all-knowing, she is capable of answering any question. However, the Oracle is bound by one rule: One question, one answer.
In her words, every person may ask her a single question and be answered. Afterwards, the Oracle cannot answer a question to the same person. She refuses to break this rule to Iago, but is more apologetic to Aladdin.
The questions the Oracle answers do not have to be directly at her, as shown when Iago wondered out loud ("VERY loud", as noted by Genie) why the King of Thieves had wanted the scepter which houses the Oracles spirit when there were other, seemingly more valuable treasures to steal. Since she heard the question, and as it was indirectly about her, the Oracle declared, "Your question is mine to answer!"
Otherwise, one in possession of the Oracle's scepter can summon her and then ask their question directly to her, as shown when Aladdin did so. In this instance, when he asked where his father was, the Oracle told him how to "Follow the trail of the Forty Thieves", but also warned him, "Your father is trapped within their world."
This additional information implies the Oracle can not only answer a question but provide a single additional piece of information regarding the answer.
Later, when Cassim is captured by Sa'Luk and the remaining 7 Thieves (whom Sa'Luk tricked into believing that Cassim betrayed them, when it was Sa'Luk himself) Sa'luk forces Cassim to ask her for the location of the Hand of Midas. Since the staff flew off to where the Vanishing Isle would appear, and didn't reappear after the Oracle vanished, the Oracle's fate remains unknown, though it's highly plausible that showing the location of the isle was her final task.