Aladdin: 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About the Genie

We all have grown up with stories about the all-time famous Genie’s lamp that can fulfill the three wishes of the one who rubs it. Genie had been the most powerful being in the world even when there were no such superheroes to look up to and the pair of Genie and Aladdin was immensely popular. Disney movies made the story of Aladdin alive again as Guy Ritchie presented things in the best way. However, it also raises many questions in mind and we know you have those as well. Genie’s powers, actions, and cosmic personality are inexplicable. If we get the answer to the questions cooking in our minds then we are sure we all would have an ending completely different from what it is in the movie!

Aladdin
Aladdin

Why Was The Lamp In The Magical Cave?

There is no way we can determine why and how Genie ended up in the cave and in the lamp. It is a fact that whoever was there in greed of gold died but then why was Genie in the lamp even though he was a human. If he went inside for the lamp and gold then he should have got the same end as others, why did the lamp take him as its Genie? Any answer?

Why Was The Lamp In The Magical Cave?
Why Was The Lamp In The Magical Cave?

Why Genie Threw The Lamp?

Did you ever think why Genie trashed the lamp away even after getting free from it? Is that because if anybody rubbed it again then he would turn into a prisoner again or the lamp got any other Genie in it! We can never track down the real reason unless Genie himself tells us!

Why Genie Threw The Lamp?
Why Genie Threw The Lamp?

How Did He Make Things Happen?

There are many things that Genie makes happen like the great festivity that takes place with the entrance of Ali into the state as a prince. There are so many different animals that dance and sing in that but were they real or fake, or were they just hypnotized? We think only Genie can help us find the truth!

How Did He Make Things Happen?
How Did He Make Things Happen?

Why Didn’t Genie Act Smartly?

Although Genie had all the powers of the world but as far as we could look inside him, all he wanted was love, Genie desperately desired a friend and this seems to be the only reason he tries hard to pave way for Aladdin. But, if he was smart enough then we believe he could have gotten free long ago. Genie could lie a bit to his master for freedom, try making a close friend, play with a greedy mind, etc. There is so much Genie could have taken chance on but we guess he either didn’t think of it or wasn’t smart enough!

Why Didn’t Genie Act Smartly?
Why Didn’t Genie Act Smartly?

What Is He? 

Since the story lies in Arabic mythology, we do not find any reason why Genie has been given his signature blue color? As far as we can comprehend, Genie is probably named after ghosts which are called Djinn in Arabic. But, he is blue in color though it is evident in the Arabic books that djinns are made of fire (no matter if they are good or bad). Other than that, we haven’t seen any other blue color cosmic power controller in the world. Hence, the question remains what is he and why is he blue?

What Is He?
What Is He?

Size Issues

Well, to be very honest, we never got the hell why the difference in the size of Genie has been stretched too wildly. No one knows when Genie would turn humungous, big, normal, or extremely small. If the bigger size is for the sake of fights and action then why was he small when Jafar was attacking all? So, the alterations of Genie’s size are out of our minds. Plus, why and how does he live in such a small lamp?

Size Issues
Size Issues

What Are Genie’s Limits?

We never get to know what can Genie do and can’t! He simply claims that he is the best in the whole world, and nothing is impossible for him but still, there are things he can’t do. For instance, Genie can’t get himself free, or pick a master, and neither can he travel as per his will. So, there are limits to Genie’s cosmic powers. But, he did get off a little while saving Aladdin from drowning.

What Are Genie’s Limits?
What Are Genie’s Limits?

How’s The Lamp From Inside?

It is very hard to see what the lamp looks like from the inside. Genie whooshes into the lamp with a smile (most of the time) so it is quite an enlightening fact that it must be good to be inside it. In the contrast, the lamp feels suffocating because of its small size. Genie shares no details about the lamp in the movie but in the animated series and cartoon, we could have a sneak peek into it. We saw how the luxurious sofas, lounge, lush carpeting, and all can be seen through the hole in it.

How’s The Lamp From Inside?
How’s The Lamp From Inside?

Who Is He Scared Of?

Genie seems scared whenever he is helping Aladdin by bending the rules a little bit. Is he more loyal to someone other than his master? While making Aladdin sign the contract while he was drowning, obeying Jafar though he wished to help Aladdin but couldn’t even move!

Who Is He Scared Of?
Who Is He Scared Of?

Why Didn’t He Make It A Reality?

The most important question is that Aladdin wanted to be a prince and Genie dresses him like one and shows great pomp show to make it look real to everyone that he was a prince but since that was Aladdin’s wish then why didn’t it happen in real? If Genie can make elephants, monkeys, giraffes, and other animals and so many performers laugh and perform then why couldn’t he make Aladdin a real prince though that was his wish and as it is said, he is the strongest in the world? Why does he only give him clothes and no kingdom in real?

Why Didn’t He Make It A Reality?
Why Didn’t He Make It A Reality?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Aladdin

Is Aladdin Indian or Arabic?

Aladdin is one of the stories assembled in The Thousand and One Nights– a collection of Middle Eastern and Indian folk tales, however, it did not appear in the initial Arabic text. Surprisingly, it was added by a French translator later on.

What race is Aladdin? & Where is Aladdin from?

In the earliest variation of the story, Aladdin is a poor boy who is living on the suburbs of China. And he’s not an immigrant either: he’s a native Chinese boy, not an Arabian guy who’s wound up in China.

What’s Aladdin’s real name?

Aladdin, also known as Prince Ali Ababwa, is the titular protagonist of the Aladdin franchise. A former street rat from the city of Agrabah, Aladdin spent much of his youth scraping for food and ducking guards with his monkey partner, Abu.

Is Aladdin hit or flop?

It grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the ninth highest-grossing movie of 2019. New movie is released in 2022.

Is Aladdin a true story?

Fans of Aladdin are probably wondering if the movie is based on a real story. Sadly, that is not the case. However, the popular film is based upon a popular piece of literary history. The One Thousand And One Nights is the Middle Eastern folktale that Disney’s film Aladdin is based upon.

What race is Jasmine?

She is the sixth Disney Princess and the franchise’s first non-European member, in addition to its very first West Asian princess. Due to this, the character is credited with introducing racial diversity to Disney’s princess category.

How old is Princess Jasmine?

Jasmine is 16 years old in the story.

Is Aladdin in India or Egypt?

While the motion picture is set in a city based upon Baghdad, Iraq, Aladdin includes aspects of numerous Middle Eastern and Asian cultures. The sultan’s palace in Aladdin, is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

How old is Aladdin?

When Aladdin is at first introduced, he was an 18 year old male. He never ever got an official education, and has just learned by residing on the streets of Agrabah.

Is Rajah from Aladdin a girl or a boy?

Character info for the secondary antagonist from Goliath II, see Raja. Rajah is a character in Disney’s 1992 animation film, Aladdin. He is Princess Jasmine’s loyal, protective family pet tiger and consistent companion.

How did Aladdin and Jasmine first meet?

Aladdin is a poor street boy who lives in a large and hectic town with his faithful monkey pal Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being required to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she slips out to the marketplace, where she suddenly met Aladdin.

What age is Jafar?

No actual age is ever given. But he is most likely younger than the Sultan, but old enough for it to be considered wrong for him to marry to a fifteen-year-old girl.

Is the tiger in Aladdin real or CGI?

Abu and Rajah, Aladdin’s animal monkey and Jasmine’s tiger respectively are CGI in the film.

Is Aladdin a princess movie?

Aladdin is a 1992 full length animation movie. It is the 6th movie to include an official Disney Princess. New Aladdin movie has released in 2022.