|“||The source of my abilities is far too complex for even you to understand.||„|
|“||Don't worry, Jafar. I have a plan that will rid us of the genie and that street rat Aladdin, once and for all!!||„|
|~ Nasira guaranteed her twin brother Jafar in taking their revenge on Aladdin.|
Nasira is the main antagonist of the 2001 Disney videogame Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge. She is Jafar's fraternal twin sister who tried to resurrect him in the game, and bears many similarities to Maleficent.
Just like her brother, she is a powerful sorceress who carries a golden staff with a curved blade on the top of her scepter, shaped like the letter N referencing her own name. She planned on resurrecting Jafar after his death. She used the power of the 4 magic Snake Artifacts and tried to sacrifice Princess Jasmine to Anubis, the Egyptian god of mummification. She nearly brought Jafar back to life but was foiled by Aladdin. Her fate after that is unclear.
She was voiced by Jodi Benson, who famously voiced both Ariel and Ursula's human disguise Vanessa in Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Nasira is just as terrible as Jafar. Her strong desire for revenge is backed up by several other negative traits. She is very malicious, sadistic, violent, vindictive, treacherous, traitorous, manipulative, and cunning. Her only positive trait is loyalty because she is only loyal to one person, the evil Jafar himself.
Not only is she an unpleasant and loathsome person, but she would even use other people to do her dirty work for her either by using spells or by threatening to endanger their friends and loved ones.
Nasira is very determined and would not stop until she reaches her goal, even if it harmed anyone.
Nasira's RevengeAfter Jafar is killed off by Iago, Nasira hears of the event and goes to her lair to contact Jafar from beyond the grave and to tell him of the 4 Snake Artifacts with their fabled magic needed to bring him to life. Jafar warns her of Aladdin and his Genie, telling her that they must not be underestimated.
After telling him not to worry, she leaves her lair and sets off for Agrabah. Once she gets there, she hypnotizes and brainwashes every single guard in the palace. After Princess Jasmine and the Sultan were captured, the palace is taken over in one night. Nasira then sends the guards off to find Aladdin and bring him to her, dead or alive.
Once Aladdin is informed by Genie and makes it to the palace to face Nasira, he demands to know where Jasmine and the sultan is. Nasira tells him that she got rid of them since they were no longer needed. She also tells Aladdin that she plans to bring Jafar back and once he is back, Aladdin will not be around either. Genie, wanting to protect Aladdin, confronts Nasira, telling her that Jafar is dead and not coming back.
Nasira ignores the comments made and actually pretends to be impressed with Genie and claimed she had heard so much about him, but it was only to catch him off guard. Genie falls for it and after a long pause, Nasira made him disappear with her staff. Genie was then teleported to the Cave of Wonders to be imprisoned again. Aladdin gets alarmed and demands to know what she did with him. Nasira mocks Aladdin and orders the guards to take Aladdin to the dungeon. She also says she'll be there shortly.
Aladdin escapes the dungeon, thanks to his pet monkey Abu, gets on the Magic Carpet and tries to escape from the palace. He runs into Nasira, and decides to fly at her, possibly to attack her. Nasira starts firing magic and Aladdin dodges the first two blasts but gets hit by the third, which knocks him off Carpet. She leaves, allowing Razoul to take care of him. Aladdin defeats Razoul and frees him from Nasira's control.
Aladdin then gains a golden serpent idol that is the first artifact that Nasira sought. He goes to the desert and finds a large tent. He enters it and finds the Mystic, a psychic sorceress, who is really Nasira in disguise. He asks her where Genie and Jasmine are. She tells him that Genie is in the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin goes to the Cave of Wonders and rescues him.
After Abu causes the cave to attack itself by grabbing the red gem (again), Aladdin escapes from the cave to find Nasira (still in disguise as the Mystic) on a camel. She tells Aladdin that Jasmine is near the Pyramids. Aladdin thanks her and flies off. After he leaves, Nasira reveals herself and proudly holds up one of the Snake Artifacts. After saving Jasmine from Anubis, the princess warns Aladdin that she overheard the guards who said Nasira was simply using Aladdin to get the artifacts. Aladdin basically ignores the warning, saying that it has not worked yet. After getting a map from Jasmine that led to the ruins of a lost city called Ancient City, Aladdin rescues Jasmine's father from the Evil Sultan that held him prisoner, Nasira as the Mystic appears once more. Aladdin asks her how she found him and the Mystic tells Aladdin that the source of her powers were much too difficult to understand, even for him.
Nasira reveals herself, which angers Aladdin. He charges at her with a sword, but Nasira quickly paralyzes him with a spell. While Aladdin is unable to move, Nasira takes the other artifacts that he gained from defeating each boss, and opens a portal to her lair.
After she went through it, Abu jumps on Aladdin and smacks him, freeing him from the spell. The portal was closing quickly. Aladdin jumped in at the last moment and found himself in Nasira's lair.
He finds Nasira with the ghost of Jafar at the heart of her lair. Nasira is horrified to see Aladdin and quickly zaps Jafar's ghost with the magic of the Snake Artifacts combined the power of her sceptre, making him larger while combining his lost powers with her own magic. After a battle, Aladdin smashes all of the artifacts, beating Nasira and killing Jafar again.
As for Nasira, she was last seen floating away, though her fate is a bit unclear. It is assumed she survived.
Powers and Abilities
Unlike Jafar, Nasira was most likely born with her magical powers. She can, with or without her magic Sceptre, hurl mystical bolts, can revive the dead through the use of magical artifacts, summon such undead creatures such as primarily zombies and skeletons, and bend others to her will. Using her magic, Nasira can change her appearance into anyone else, bring objects to life, create portals to aid in her transportation, and can also paralyze her enemies with her sorcery. Her power is so great, she can actually overpower the Genie.
- In the orignal tale of Aladdin, the evil magician (whom Jafar was based off of) had a younger brother who wanted revenge on Aladdin for killing his brother. The younger brother went to visit a woman and murdered her, taking her identity. Dressed up as the woman, he went to the palace, where a slave of the princess told her that a holy woman had come. The princess went to see 'her' and the younger brother offered her a prayer of prosperity. The princess begged him to stay with her forever. He agreed, but kept his veil on, so he would never be discovered. After suggesting to the princess to put a roc's egg in the hall, Aladdin asked his genie to make it so. The genie calls Aladdin a fool and reveals who the 'woman' really was. Aladdin called the 'woman' in and once the younger brother arrived in his diguise, Aladdin grabbed a dagger and stabbed the brother in the heart, killing him. The original tale of Aladdin ends there. Nasira is most likely based off of that character.
- Interestingly, the gold snake band on Nasira's arm matches the one Jasmine wore on her arm when she was wearing the red outfit in the first movie.
- Nasira may have been modeled after a cobra (a shape based on the design of her brother's Snake Staff) due to her hood-like hair and angular shape.
- Nasira is probably the last Disney's Aladdin character (the game debuted in 2000/2001).
- Nasira is similar to Zira from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, as they sought to avenge the villains from the original installment (Nasira: Jafar, Zira: Scar), which they were both related to.
- In Disney's Descendants: Isle of the Lost, Nasira may be or could be one of the villains imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost because Jay did mentioned having a cousin by the name of Jade. Jade could also be the daughter of his mother's sibling or another sibling of Jafar.
- In the television series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the character Nasira does not appear on it. However, Amara, the sorcerer Jafar's mentor and lover, bears a resemblance and same clothes to Nasira, when she appears during her meeting with Jafar, then a child.