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Feature films Aladdin and the King of Thieves
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Portrayed by
Voice Jerry Orbach
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Character information
Full name
Other names Salouk
Personality Ruthless, brutal, cunning, greedy, and sarcastic.
Appearance Muscular, white-skinned bald man with grey skin, big muscles and a thin beard
Occupation Thief
Alignment Bad
Goal To kill Cassim and Aladdin
To obtain the Hand of Midas
Home Thieves' lair
Allies Razoul (temporarily)
Minions thieves
Enemies Cassim, Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Iago, Genie, The Sultan, Magic Carpet
Likes Gold, killing, corrupting crimes
Dislikes Cassim, Aladdin, delays, lack of rewarding loot for crimes
Powers and abilities knuckleduster with three bronze claws attached, brute strength
Fate Turned into a gold statue by the Hand of Midas and falls underwater.
Quote "This is what we have to show for our trouble in Agrabah. NOTHING!"

Sa'luk is the main antagonist of Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He was the second-in-command of the Forty Thieves and voiced by Jerry Orbach.


Physical Description

Sa'Luk is a huge bald man with grey skin, big muscles and a thin beard. He wears a black and purple coat, large blue pants a red band, and black shoes (in the Arabic style).


Sa'Luk is very ruthless, and shows a very cruel sense of humor on various ocasions. Sa'Luk is a brutal man with the "take-no-prisoner" philosophy and takes pleasure in killing. Besides that, he is very good at manipulating people, showing his cold and calculating nature (indicating that he has a "scheming side"). Sa'Luk also has demonstrated some narcissist tendencies (as seen in "Are You In or Out" in the verses: "I'm the best, success is guaranteed" and "You want a fearless lead, one that's strong and stout?"), but it is more likely that he is arrogant than narcissist.

Sa'Luk will do everything to get what he wants, including betraying his former allies, allying himself with enemies, and manipulating others.

Role in the film

Sa'Luk helps with Cassim being the leader, but he openly hates him and wishes to overthrow him. His favored weapons are a pair of gold claws that he keeps on his knuckles. He leads the attack on Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding and entices a bunch of elephants to stampede on the palace. Later on, Aladdin manages to track down the forty thieves with the help of the oracle and makes his way into their hideout, where he learns that Cassim, whom he fought earlier at the wedding, is actually his long lost father whom he hadn't seen since childhood, and was believed by him to be dead.

To spare Aladdin from instant death, Cassim has Aladdin fight Sa'luk in order to gain entry into their club. Aladdin gets a nasty cut on his arm during the fight and tries to use his sword on him, but he knocks Aladdin aside and down a cliff. Aladdin slows his fall with the dagger and leaves it stuck in the cliff side. Sa'Luk joins him on the narrow ledge over the water to continue the fight. Aladdin manages to defeat him by grabbing onto his sword and kicking Sa'Luk off a cliff where he plunges into the bay below, prompting the other thieves, thinking him dead, to allow Aladdin into their club. Unknown to them, Sa'Luk survives the fall. He takes his anger out on some sharks that try to eat him and he kills one of them.

Sa'Luk makes his way to Agrabah and confronts Razoul the head guard, and in an attempt to put Cassim in prison, he tells Razoul the location of his hideout and tells him the password for the entrance to open; "Open Sesame". He later discovers that Cassim had left with Aladdin to find the Hand of Midas, so he gathers the remaining thieves that hadn't been captured and controls them. Later they work together and capture Cassim and Iago and makes him lead them to the Vanishing Isle, although during their journey Iago manages to escape and tells Aladdin the news. Having reached the Vanishing Isle, which is housed on a giant turtle, Genie distracts the turtle, so it will stay afloat, while Aladdin follows Sa'Luk who has Cassim with him. Aladdin punches Sa'Luk knocking him unconscious and frees Cassim. They eventually discover the Hand of Midas and are amazed by its power. Sa'Luk discovers this and knocks out Aladdin and demands Cassim hand over the Hand of Midas or he will kill Aladdin. Thinking quick, he tosses the Hand to Sa'Luk who grabs it by the hand, but to his horror, then realizes that he is transforming into gold. He attempts to remove the gold from him and get rid of the hand, but it consumes him and turns him into a golden statue, which falls off the ledge he was standing on and sinks into the sea below.


Sa'Luk has proven to be one of the most strongest and well skilled fighters in the Disney universe, notably killing a shark with his bare hands and defeating the seven remaining Forty Thieves without breaking a sweat.

He is also a skilled manipulator, being able to manipulate Razoul into helping him and convince the remaining Seven Thieves that Cassim betrayed them.



  • Sa'Luk bears a clear resemblance to Shan Yu from Disney's Mulan.
  • In Arabic, his name means "a poor low-life thief who owns nothing."
  • If you look real closely, Sa'Luk's knuckle duster disappears in some scenes.
  • Despite being one of the few "brutal" Disney Villains, Sa'Luk is shown to be very clever.
  • Iago would have originally became his minion after Jafar's death in the Return of Jafar.
  • Sa'Luk shares his name with a previously unnamed rat from the series episode "Do the Rat Thing."
  • Why he has a grey skin, which is rather unnatural (especially for a fully human character with no magical powers), remains unknown. However, in some stock art, he has a normally-coloured skin instead of grey. 

Similarites with other Disney Villains

  • Lyle Tiberius Rourke - Both are strong muscular men and their fates are similar, being turned into solid mass (Sa'luk gets turned to gold and Rourke to crystal), but unlike Sa'luk, Rourke still lives while being crystal. Like Sa'luk, Rourke could throw Helga overboard and fighting Milo without breaking a sweat.
  • Jafar (the main antagonist of the first two movies) - They both dislike Aladdin. And they both want to rule. But unlike Jafar, Sa'luk does not have any magical powers.
  • Shan Yu - Both are muscular, have grey skin and long mustaches. Like Sa'Luk, Shan Yu is quite strong.
  • Scar - They both dislike the main protagonist. They both tried to kill the protagonist's father (Cassim and Mufasa) (ironically Sa'luk failed and Scar succeeded). Therefore they don't have magic power, they fought the protagonists physically (Sa'Luk used his hands and Scar used his paws). Furthermore they are voiced in japanese by the same actor, Haruhiko Jō
  • Hades - They both have a grey skin in their original movies, but have been recoloured with a normal colour of skin (in some commercial art for Sa'Luk, in some episodes of House of Mouse for Hades). 

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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 (Episode List) | "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

Original Characters: Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar/Beggar Jafar/Snake Jafar/Genie 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
Enchanted Tales Characters: Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother

Locations: 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

Objects: 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

Disney Parks: The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | Aladdin's Royal Caravan | The Magic Lamp Theater

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

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