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Background information
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Television programs Aladdin
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Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Héctor Elizondo
Performance model
Inspiration The Quetzalcoatl
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Character information
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Personality Wicked, mean, sly, deceptive, world-domination hungry, arrogant, patient, devious, vengeful
Appearance Giant feathered talking purple Spanish serpent with violet hair and yellow/green eyes
Alignment Evil
Goal To regain control over the weather, Later; to get his revenge on Iago (and Aladdin)
Allies Iago (formerly and part of a ruse)
Enemies Aladdin, Iago, Genie, Abu, and Thundra
Likes Spreading destructive storms, taking revenge, and torturing
Dislikes Iago, Aladdin, Thundra, and the cold
Powers and abilities Formally held absolute power over weather
Fate Banished to the North Pole by Genie after being tricked by Iago. (in Rain of Terror)
Vows revenge on Aladdin after breaking free from his second imprisonment. (in The Return of Malcho)
Quote "I do tire so talking to myself. Hatching this evil scheme, brainstorming that one..."
"¡Hola! Which way to Agrabah?"
"Do you have any idea how much I hate the cold, do you?!"
"Forget about that stupid Iago. When I get out of here, Aladdin is mine!"

Malcho is a giant, feathered serpent; an enemy of Thundra, and later Iago and Aladdin. He is based on the Mesoamerican deity, the Quetzalcoatl. He was voiced by Héctor Elizondo.


Malcho is a sly and deceptive individual, who craves power and world-domination. He can be arrogant but is patient and vengeful against those who defeated him.


When he possessed the amulet, Malcho beheld absolute power over all the world's weather. While wearing the amulet, his wings and the fur at the end of his tail transformed into black thunderclouds, from which he can summon lightning bolts and storms, conjure fierce winds and snow. Thundra and Iago each stole the amulet from him, depriving Malcho of his weather powers.

But even without them, Malcho is a formidable foe. He is a huge serpent with great strength, the ability to fly, and he is deceptively clever.


Malcho was once the Ruler of the Rainforest, commanding the weather with a magical amulet. He soon became corrupted by the power to control the weather and sought world domination, and was somehow defeated by Thundra the Rainbird who stole his amulet to use the powers it held for good.

In his debut, Malcho observed Iago convincing Thundra to take a weekend off from her responsibilities and entrusting the amulet to the parrot. Seizing this chance to reclaim his powers, Malcho managed to steal the amulet from Iago, proclaiming the age of the rain bird was over, and the Season of the Serpent had begun. Utilizing his old powers, Malcho planned to destroy Thundra as revenge, but she, Genie, Abu, and Iago managed to escape. Malcho found Iago who decided to side with the serpent and revealed to him Thundra and Genie. Imprisoning Thundra, Genie, and Abu, Malcho and Iago planned what to do for world-domination but Iago convinced Malcho revenge before duty. The parrot then tricked Malcho into using a spell from Thundra's book to summon the Arctic Wind, which backfired on Malcho, freezing him solid in a nearby waterfall and Iago recovered the amulet for Thundra. Malcho was thereafter banished to the North Pole.

However, Iago hadn't seen the last of the winged serpent. Sometime after being banished, Malcho somehow thawed out and journeyed to Agrabah to take revenge on the parrot by eating him. There, Malcho tried several times to capture and devour Iago, but he was thwarted again and again by Aladdin, the acting Sultan in the absence of the real Sultan, and the Royal Guards. Finally, Aladdin decided to get rid of Malcho once and for all: he and the guards pretended they would sacrifice Iago to the serpent in exchange for leaving Agrabah in peace. But it was a trap set especially for Malcho, as they'd met over a dormant volcano. Setting it off, Aladdin and the guards imprisoned Malcho in the volcano and believed him defeated.

However, Malcho began to break free of his second prison, proclaiming that he would forget about Iago, and that when he is out of the volcano, Aladdin was his.


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  • Malcho is the second villain that Iago worked for and then betrayed to save his friends, the first being Jafar

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Films: Aladdin | The Return of Jafar | Aladdin and the King of Thieves | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Descendants | Genie
Television: Aladdin: The Series | "Hercules and the Arabian Night" | Great Minds Think 4 Themselves | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Sofia the First
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic Storybook | Comic book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Look-Look Book | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book
Video Games: Video game | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition

Disney Parks
Arabian Coast | The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) | Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular | The Magic Lamp Theater | Aladdin's Royal Caravan | Animazment - The Musical | Disney's Believe | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Original Characters: Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Harem Girls | Two Hungry Children
Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk | The Oracle
TV Series Characters: Sadira | Merc | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | King Pector | The Mukhtar | Eden | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Dhandi | Hamed | Pharabu | Prince Uncouthma | General Gouda | Brawnhilda | Bud | Runta | Thundra | Queen Kimbla | Brisbane | Sydney | Koala Kid | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Scooter | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Shadow Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Daru Tavelevil | Malcho | Dominus Tusk | Al Muddy Sultan | Al Muddy | Aziz | Minos and Fatima | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Arbutus | Magma | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Evil Genie | Amin Damoola | Nasira | Frigeed | Anubis | Shakata, Razili and Farida | Sand Monster | Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem | The Ethereal | Zin and Zang | Unkbuut | Destane
Enchanted Tales Characters: Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother


Season One: Getting the Bugs Out | Mudder's Day | Fowl Weather | The Prophet Motive | Much Abu About Something | My Fair Aladdin | To Cure a Thief | Never Say Nefir | Raiders of the Lost Shark
Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" | "Bad Mood Rising" | "Do the Rat Thing" | "The Vapor Chase" | "Garden of Evil" | "Some Enchanted Genie" | "Web of Fear" | "Plunder the Sea" | "Strike Up the Sand" | "Sneeze the Day" | "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" | "Forget Me Lots" | "Scare Necessities" | "SandSwitch" | "Lost and Founded" | "Moonlight Madness" | "The Flawed Couple" | "Rain of Terror" | "Dune Quixote" | "That Stinking Feeling" | "The Day the Bird Stood Still" | "Of Ice and Men" | "Opposites Detract" | "Caught by the Tale" | "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" | "Beast or Famine" | "Smolder and Wiser" | "The Game" | "Poor Iago" | "The Spice is Right" | "The Animal Kingdom" | "Power to the Parrot" | "The Sands of Fate" | "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" | "The Citadel" | "Snowman is an Island" | "The Secret of Dagger Rock" | "In the Heat of the Fright" | "Witch Way Did She Go?" | "The Seven Faces of Genie" | "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" | "A Clockwork Hero" | "Mission: Imp Possible" | "Stinker Belle" | "Sea No Evil" | "Shadow of a Doubt" | "Smells Like Trouble" | "The Way We War" | "Night of the Living Mud" | "Egg-stra Protection" | "A Sultan Worth His Salt" | "Heads, You Lose" | "The Love Bug" | "When Chaos Comes Calling" | "Genie Hunt" | "Armored and Dangerous" | "The Lost Ones" | "Eye of the Beholder" | "Shark Treatment" | "Black Sand" | "Love at First Sprite" | "Vocal Hero" | "The Lost City of the Sun" | "As the Netherworld Turns" | "Seems Like Old Crimes" | "From Hippsodeth, with Love" | "Destiny on Fire" | "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" | "Riders Redux" | "The Book of Khartoum" | "While the City Snoozes" | "Two to Tangle" | "The Ethereal" | "The Shadow Knows" | "The Great Rift"


Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia | Very Ankh-Amman | The Land of the Black Sand


Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | Crystal of Ix | Tree of Renewal | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas


Original: Arabian Nights (Reprise) | One Jump Ahead (Reprise) | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali (Reprise) | A Whole New World (Reprise)
Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in Agrabah (Reprise) | Out of Thin Air | Welcome to the Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the Boy | Proud Of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count On Me | Call Me A Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure
Broadway: A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls

See Also

Musical | Friend Like Iago | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Renaissance

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