___Straw Hats Adventures of Aladdin
Tales of an Arabian Straw Hat_ __ Prologue: Tales of the Lamp! A Sinister Prelude in the Sands.
! As we begin our story, we see a small peddler riding on top of a camel through a scorching desert, surrounded by sand dunes and mesas. This is Arabia, the land of the Middle East. Unique stories and tales came from this world, filled with untold riches and desire. This is also a land of bandits and thieves, where they ambush unwary caravans and travelers. As we follow the peddler along the desert sands, he was singing a song.
! Peddler: Oh, I come from a land
From a faraway place
Where the caravan camels roam
Where it's flat and immense
And the heat is intense
It's barbaric, but hey–it's home!
! When the wind's in the east
And the sun's from the west
And the sand in the glass is right
Come on down,
Stop on by
Hop a carpet and fly
To another Arabian night!
As the sun sets behind him, the peddler arrives at the marvelous city of Agrabah. A massive palace looms over its equally massive city as the people hung their clothes and performers breathed fire. The peddler proceeds into the city, as he continues to sing.
! Peddler: Arabian nights
Like Arabian days
More often than not
Are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways
! Arabian nights
'Neath Arabian moons
A fool off his guard
Could fall and fall hard
Out there on the dunes.
! He stops into a nearby alleyway for the night, as his camel breathes deeply in exhaustion. So worn out and tired in fact, the camel collapses to the ground. The small peddler slides off from the hump and onto the ground. After his feet touched the ground, he appears to have noticed a heavily robed traveler, probably a foreign tourist, passing him by in the street.
! Peddler: Ah, Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend.
! The traveler stops, looks around to see if the peddler was calling out someone else. Seeing that no one else was out at this time of night, he looks at the peddler and points at himself if he was the one being called.
! Peddler: Yes, you. Please, please, come closer.
! The traveler walks up the peddler, unaware as to why he, a stranger in a foreign land, was called on.
! Traveler: You asked for me?
! Peddler: Yes, I take it that you’re a traveler and as such are new here, are you not?
! Traveler: Why…as a matter of fact I am. If you’re trying to pass yourself off as a fortuneteller, that as much as you’ll get from me.
! Peddler: No, no, my friend! I meant no offense. I couldn’t help but notice you wandering through the streets at this time of night.
! Traveler: Well, I have been wandering for some time; I only found this place by chance and I’ve never seen a city like this.
! Peddler: Ah, then you’re in luck, weary traveler! Welcome to Agrabah. City of mystery…of enchantment…and the finest merchandise this side of the river Jordan, on sale today, come on down! Heh, heh!
! He rolls out a bag, and a stand magically appears, already built and ready for business. The Traveler was a bit annoyed that he was roped into a sale pitch, but he decided to humor the peddler, to see if his wares were any good. The peddler went behind the stand and took out what appears to be an urn. But it is actually an odd contraption with a hose sticking out at one end.
! Traveler: So, peddler…what is that?
! Peddler: You like? Yes! Combination hookah and coffee maker–also makes Julienne fries.
! The peddler demonstrates the last part by putting a potato under the device, pressing down on it and the potato became a pile of Julienne fries. The Peddler hands some of the fries to the Traveler to eat, which he did and liked.
! Traveler: You almost lost me with the hookah and never drink coffee, but these fries hooked me back. How durable is it?
! Peddler: Highly durable, my friend. Will not break…it will not…
! He taps it on the stand to prove his point, but before he can finish the contraption brakes with just two taps. Both the Peddler and the Traveler exchange a deadpan look to each other.
! Peddler/Traveler: …it broke.
! The Peddler throws it away with one hand backwards. Then something catches his eyes with interest.
! Peddler: Ooohhh! Look at this!
! He reaches under the stand and pulls out what appears to be a plain white box. The Traveler seemed a bit puzzled about the box, but more about what’s in it.
! Peddler: I have never seen one of these intact before.
! Traveler: What is it?
! Peddler: This is the famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Listen…
! Peddler pries it open slightly and blew a raspberry. Then he gives a satisfied smile to the Traveler, who was less than amused.
! Peddler: Ah, still good.
! Traveler: Look, if you’re trying to sell me cheap merchandise and crack jokes, I can find that at any tourist trap. So, if you don’t have anything else of decent value, I’ll be on my way.
! The Traveler moves away from the stand and starts to leave. But the peddler hurries to catch him.
! Peddler: Wait, don't go!
! Traveler: What?
! Peddler: I can see that you're only interested in the exceptionally rare. I think then, you would be most rewarded to consider...THIS!
! He then pulls out what appears to be a bronze-coated lamp from out of his sleeve and shows it to the Traveler. The Traveler looked at the lamp with some confusion, the Peddler mentioned exceptionally rare; he didn’t mean some old lamp.
! Peddler: Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.
! Traveler: Look, its lovely lamp, charming at least, but I have no interest in an ordinary—
! Peddler: This is no ordinary lamp! It once changed the course of a young man's life. A young man who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed…
! Then the Peddlers eyes dart left and right, making sure no one is nearby or eavesdropping. He then leans in close to the Traveler with a smile.
! Peddler: A—
! The Traveler puts his finger to the Peddler’s mouth, stopping him.
! Traveler: Let me guess, ‘A diamond in the rough’, right?
! Peddler: Eeh?
! Traveler: Do you really take me for a sap? I know the story; about a poor beggar boy, living on the streets until he discovers a lamp containing a powerful genie. A genie, who helps the boy win the heart of a princess while dealing with an evil vizier who wanted to use the lamp to take over the kingdom. Trust me, I heard it told in so many ways and in so many versions the no two are alike. So, believe me when I say that nothing you say will convince me in buying that lamp.
! So with that the Traveler walked away, the Peddler was stuttering, attempt to think of someone to convince the Traveler to stay. Just then, the Peddler remembered something that would help him.
! Peddler: WAIT! Yes! The story of the lamp is what you say, but this particular lamp’s tale is more than that. And yet, it also tells a tale of a group of travelers, a group of pirates…
! The Traveler stops dead in tracks when he heard the word ‘pirates’. Now he had heard almost every story about the boy and the magic lamp, but a version involves a group of pirates is one he hadn’t heard of. The Peddler could see the conflict in the Traveler’s face as he fights between not believing in the Peddler and the curiosity of his story. Curiosity wins.
! Traveler: What kind of pirates?
! Peddler: Ah, interested I see. Well, these weren’t your typical kind of pirates. These pirates came from another world, pirates who, like the young man and the lamp, were diamonds in the rough in their own way. And yet, they themselves would become entangled in the threads of this story, cross paths with many of its characters…and in the end, must battle against two villains who serve in even sinister evil for the fate of all. Perhaps you would like to hear the tale?
! The Traveler said nothing but nodded yes. Once he approved, the peddler pours shiny blue sand from the spout of the lamp and into his hand, and then the throws the sand into the sky, where it forms a starry landscape.
! Peddler: It begins on a dark night, where two dark men wait, with a dark purpose…
! As the Peddler’s story starts, we see a ragged thief named Gazeem, riding on his horse to the top of a sand dune, to meet those who hired him. He makes it to the top and hops off his horse. The first man was a vizier of the Sultan in Agrabah named Jafar. Wearing black and red robes, he gives off a sinister personality. Although he serves the Sultan, he is a member of the Zodiac Council that serves under the Cosmic Witch, Morganna. Under Morganna’s guidance, Jafar plots to overthrow the Sultan and claim the throne for himself. And tonight, could be the opportunity he’s been looking for.
! Beside him, is a tall man with a wide chest, broad shoulders, muscular arms and legs, and a thick neck. He has pale skin and nape-length dark hair, which is kept neatly slicked back. He had a long-stitched scar at the bridge of his nose that stretches across his face and a large hook made from a tough gold alloy in place of his left hand. The man also wore a bright orange, black-striped button up vest over a long-sleeve peach shirt, along with a blue scarf, dark brown suit pants, and polished black shoes with gold buckles. He also wore a long, thick, dark gray pelted fur coat with a regular gray fur trim over his shoulders. This was the former Shichibuki and former president of Baroque Works, Sir Crocodile.
! The two men glared at Gazeem with irritation as he approaches them.
! Jafar: You...are late.
! Crocodile: Been any longer, and we’d had to hire someone else just to find you!
! Gazeem: A thousand apologies, O patient ones.
! Jafar: Do you have it then?
! Gazeem: I had to slit a few throats…but I got it!
! Gazeem pulls out what appears to be half of a golden scarab medallion, showing it to Jafar and Crocodile.
! Crocodile: Good, now hand it over.
! Crocodile reaches out to take the scarab piece, but Gazeem yanks it back.
! Gazeem: Ah, ah, ahhh! The treasure!
! Gazeem held out his hand for his payment. Then, Jafar’s parrot, Iago, squawks as he flies by and snatches the medallion from his hand. Then he flies back to Jafar and drops it onto the palm of his hand.
! Jafar: Trust me, my pungent friend. You'll get what's coming to you.
! Iago: What’s coming to you! Awk!
! Then Jafar pulls out the second half of the scarab medallion. He slowly connects them together, and the insect medallion becomes alive and glows. Finally, it flies out of Jafar's hand, scaring the horses, and is off towards the dunes, leaving a sparkling trail behind it.
! Jafar: Quickly! Follow the trail!
! All three rode on horseback, chasing after the glowing speck of light, making sure they don’t lose it.
! Jafar: FASTER!
! The glowing golden scarab medallion continues to fly, until it reaches a large dune. It separates into two and the halves plunge into the dune. And all that remains are two glowing points of light on the dune. They arrived where it stopped, just before the ground starts shaking violently. Then the dune begins to rise up from the earth, transforming into a giant tiger’s head, with the glowing points serving as the eyes. Its mouth opens to reveal the entrance to the deep cavern.
! Jafar: At last, after all my years of searching, the Cave of Wonders!
! Iago: Awk! Cave of Wonders!
! Crocodile: So, it does exist…I’ve stories about this thing. It is said that within the depths of its maw contains the treasure of a hundred kingdoms.
! Gazzem: By Allah…
! Gazeem stares at the cave entrance in awe. Then Jafar grabs him by the collar and pulls him up close to his face, with a serious look.
! Jafar: Now, remember! Bring us the lamp. The rest of the treasure is yours, but the lamp is ours!
! Crocodile: Now get going!
! Jafar lets Gazeem go and Gazeem proceeds towards the cave, chuckling with greed as he goes.
! Iago: Awk, the lamp! Awk, the lamp!
! And then, now that they’re alone, and far from Gazeem’s hearing, Iago opens up in normal English, in which he normally talks.
! Iago: Jeez, where'd ya dig this bozo up?
! Jafar puts his finger to his lips and shushes him. Gazeem reaches the mouth of the cavern and looks down. A stairway then formed, reaching down into the deep depths of the cave. Before he plants his foot inside, he was suddenly blown away by the roar of the cave itself.
! Cave: Who disturbs my slumber?
! Gazzem: I-It is I, Gazeem, a humble thief.
! Gazeem nervously bows to it, in hope of appeasing it.
! Cave: Know this. Only those who are worthy may enter here. Those whose worth lies far within. A diamond in the rough.
! Gazeem then turns back to Jafar and Crocodile with a questioning look.
! Jafar: What are you waiting for? Go on!
! Gazeem then began to shake in fear, wondering what will happen if he wasn’t “worthy” enough. Cautiously, he moves one foot onto the first step inside the cave. With great apprehension, he plants his foot down, and braces for the worst. But surprisingly, nothing happens. Relieved, he begins his trek again. But then, an earth-trembling roar comes. Gazeem screams as he turns back to leave, but the tiger’s mouth slams shut on him, creating a blast of wind and sand.
! Jafar: NOO!
! The Cave entrance then collapses back into a normal sand dune, leaving Jafar, Iago, Crocodile and the two separated halves of the medallion…with their opportunity now ruined.
! Cave: Seek thee out, the diamonds in the rough…
! The Cave’s voice echoes its last words before disappearing. Iago then unburies himself from the sand, coughing as he does so.
! Iago: I can't believe it. I just don't believe it. We're never gonna get a hold of that stupid lamp! Just forget it!
! Iago angrily gathers the halves of the medallion, noticing that some of his feathers were starting to fall off his body.
! Iago: Look at this. Look at this. pulls off molting feathers I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!
! He then flies up to Jafar’s shoulder and gives the halves to him.
! Jafar: Patience, Iago. Patience. Gazeem was obviously less than worthy.
! Crocodile: ‘Less than’ was an understatement, Jafar. His heart was filled with greed and material desire. Serves us right to hire some cheap thug to pull this off…and I doubt either of us could enter as well.
! Iago: Oh, there's a big surprise. That's an incred--I think I'm gonna have a heart attack and die from not surprise! What're we gonna do? We got a big problem here, a big prob—
! Jafar pinches Iago’s beak shut to stop his sarcastic ranting.
! Jafar: Yes, we do. Only those who are worthy may enter. We must find these people, these...diamonds in the rough.
! Crocodile: And that’ll be easier said than done. Finding these people will be like trying to find tiny needle in a mountain-sized haystack. They could be anywhere …. or better yet…anyone.
Chapter 1: Staying One Jump Ahead! Welcome to Agrabah!
! The following day, somewhere among the sand dunes, a whirlwind of blue sand begins to form and swirl around in fantastic fashion. As it grows bigger and bigger; a group of figures can be seen appearing from inside the whirlwind. The whirlwind fades away, the figures emerge onto the desert sands; it was the Straw Hat Pirates. Their captain, Luffy, wasted no time making a declaration of their arrival.
! Luffy: WE’RE HERE!!!!!!
! But no sooner did Luffy take his first steps; the hot desert sand gets into Luffy’s sandals causing him to hop up and down in pain.
! Luffy: YEEOOOOW! Owowowowowow!
! Franky: Hahahahaha! Guess Luffy should’ve watched where he was stepping. smells something burning Hey! What’s cooking?
! Franky looks down to see smoke was coming from the bottom of his feet, as they were being ‘cooked’ by the hot sand.
! Franky: OOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!
! Luffy and Franky hopped around trying to keep their feet from getting burned from the hot sand.
! Brook: Now that’s a hot foot!
! Nami: So where are we now?
! Sanji: With all this sand, we might be near Alabasta.
! Chopper: Alabasta! We can finally see Vivi again!
! Robin: Uhhh…guys, something tells me we’re not in Alabasta.
! Zoro: What makes you say that?
! Robin: Well, how about that for starters.
! Robin points to the direction she’s indicating. Everyone looked to where she’s talking about, and they were suddenly amazed by what they saw. A massive palace lies before them as it looms over the city, spanning for miles.
! Usopp/Chopper: Woah! Coooooolll…
! Zoro: Yep, this is definitely not Alabasta.
! Brook: My, My, that is the biggest palace I’ve ever seen.
! Nami: We’ve seen bigger.
! Usopp: Come on, let’s get into town before Luffy and Franky burn through the soles of their feet.
! Grabbing Luffy and Franky, they proceed onward to the city. After heading into the city, the crew find themselves walking through a large crowd of people in the marketplace. It was hard to move around, since there’s so many people in one place and the paths are too narrow. And yet, people were starring right at them. It’s either they’re looking at them curiously, or they just don’t like them. This made some of them a bit nervous.
! Chopper: I don’t like the way they’re starring right at us.
! Zoro: Well we are newcomers, so it’s not like they’ve seen people like us before.
! Robin: Either way, I think it’s best that we find some new threads, so we can bend in and not draw attention to us.
! Sanji: Good idea.
! Usopp: Let’s see if we can find someone who sells some clothes.
! The crew walks through the marketplace, hoping to find someplace to sells clothing for them. There were a number of vendors and stands featuring all sorts of wares for sale. They wandered through till they came upon shop with textiles and cloth hung around in display. As they approached, a man appears from the doorway and greets the crew.
! Merchant: Salaam and greetings, weary travelers. I see you are interested in my wares?
! Nami: Yeah. Do you have something that’ll fit us?
! Merchant: Of course, effendi. I have some the finest fabrics in the region. Come, see for yourselves.
! As the others were checking out some of the wares, Robin’s curiosity was drawn to a nearby alleyway. It was filled with discarded junk and poorly lit, a nice spot to hide in. She only took about ten steps in, when she finds herself jumped by two ragged looking thieves, one of them holds a jagged knife at her throat.
! First Thief: You scream, and I’ll cut your throat!
! Second Thief: You give us your money!
! Now normally a woman, or anyone else for that matter, in such a situation would be in a state of panic. But Robin, having been used to this sort of thing, was completely unfazed by all this.
! Robin: And what makes you think I have any money?
! First Thief: Don’t be stupid! You’re a foreigner, and if there’s two things we know about foreigners is that they’re either traders or wealthy nobles. And they both have one thing in common.
! Robin: What’s that?
! First Thief: MONEY! Lots of it!
! Second Thief: Yeah, lots of money!
! First Thief: to Second Thief Shuddup! I got this! back to Robin So let’s make this quick; either you give us your money, or I slash your throat!
! Robin: Well, in that case, go ahead.
! First Thief: Yeah, I-what?!
! Robin: To be honest, if I was a wealthy person as you say, you could’ve just knocked me out, take whatever money I had and just leave me sprawling on the ground.
! First Thief: Wait…wha!
! Robin: On top of that, suppose you decided to hold me for ransom, how’d you know I might belong to a very powerful royal family with an impressive military. You’d be painting a pretty large target on your backs.
! Second Thief: Hold on! What if she’s telling the truth?
! First Thief: Will you zip it! She’s just bluffing!
! Robin: Maybe I am, not I’m not. Either way, it depends on desperate you guys are…which seem to be not.
! First Thief: THAT’S IT! YOU DIE NOW, WRETCH!
! The First Thief slices his blade across Robin’s neck, but instead of what you might expect, Robin dissipates into a cloud of flowers, surprising the thieves.
! Second Thief: She—she’s gone!
! Robin: Too late! Dos Fleur.
! Just then a pair of arms spout from the thieves’ bodies, grabbing by their necks and bending them backwards. Robin appears behind them, with her arms crossed.
! First Thief: How’d did you get over there?! What the heck are you?!
! Second Thief: She’s some kind of demon!
! Robin: You might say that. Clutch!
! Robin clutched her hands, and we hear bones cracking followed by two short screams. The thieves fell to ground, limp but not dead.
! Robin: Amateurs.
! Robin searches the bodies for anything worth taking, she pulls out a small bag of what appeared to be coins. She shakes the bag to confirm this, only to hear the rattling of a few dozen coins.
! Robin: surprised That’s it? They really were amateurs. Oh, well, I guess this makes up for their little “reception”.
! Robin leaves the alley to see Nami arguing with the textile merchant over something.
! Merchant: Forty-five!
! Nami: Thirty!
! Merchant: Forty-five!
! Nami: Thirty!
! Merchant: Forty-five!
! Nami: Thirty! Final offer!
! Merchant: The price is forty-five or no deal!
! Nami: All this stuff just for forty-five coins?! That’s highway robbery!
! Merchant: Look lady, the materials you are requesting aren’t cheap. My normal supplier won’t be around for two months and have some limited textiles to work with let alone to sell. So, unless you scrounge up some more coinage, then you ain’t getting the clothes!
! Just as Nami was about to say something at the merchant, Robin arrives and plops the bag of coins onto his table.
! Robin: Will this help cover the charge?
! The merchant opens the bag to see some coins inside. He looks them over to check if they’re good, he pulls out his abacus and starts crunching some numbers. After he was done, he smiles back at the group.
! Merchant: Okay, this will just about make even. Step inside and we’ll get you all set up.
! Nami: Finally!
! Usopp: Where’d you get the money, Robin.
! Robin: Do you really want to know?
! Usopp: Actually…I don’t.
! The merchant brings the Straw Hats into his shop for their fittings. About thirty minutes later, they walk out of the shop wearing attires similar to the ones they had when they traveled to Alabasta, but with some updated looks. Franky, Brook and Robin were wearing custom-made Arabian-style clothing normally used around this time period.
! Luffy: Ahh. This is more like it.
! Usopp: Kinda give that nostalgia feeling in this.
! Robin: Well, at least no one well giving us the look anymore.
! ????: STOP!!
! Usopp: raises his arms up I didn’t do it!
! Nami: Relax, that wasn’t at you.
! Brook: But who said that?
! Chopper: looks up Huh, look up there.
! The crew looks up and saw a boy staring down from the rooftop, who doesn’t appear to have noticed them. They can clearly tell he’s wearing white saggy pants with some patches, a purple vest, and a red fez on his head. This is the local street rat, Aladdin. And today he’s doing one of his daily routines, getting chased across the rooftops by the guards.
! Captain: STOP THIEF!! I’ll have your hands for a trophy, street rat!
! Aladdin: Looks back, then down, then at the bread All this for a loaf of bread?
! Back down below…
! Nami: He’s not do what I think he’s gonna do, is he?
! Usopp: He’s gotta be crazy to do that.
! And then, right on cue, the boy jumped right off the roof.
! Zoro: And…he jumped.
! He jumps off, landing on two ropes strung between buildings, with drying clothes on them. He skies down them, collecting bits and pieces of clothing on him as he goes. Finally, he's nearing the end of the rope, at a window, when a woman reaches out and slams the shutters closed. Aladdin slams into the shutters and falls to the street, his fall being broken by numerous awnings and the pile of clothes around him.
! Franky: HEADS UP!
! The Straw Hats leap out of the way, except for Usopp, who barely had time to move when… the boy landed right on him, buried in piles of clothes! He pulls his arm out to catch what appears to be a loaf of bread. Then he removes the top layer of clothes and is about to enjoy his bread when …
! Guard 1: There he is!
! He looks up to see the guards looking down at him from the rooftop he jumped off from.
! Guard 2: You won't get away so easy!
! Aladdin: You think that was easy?
! Franky: Hey, you ok?
! Aladdin: Yeah, not one of my better landings.
! Sanji: Well, I hope your better landings are better…
! Robin: But we believe you’ve landed on our friend there.
! Aladdin: Your friend?
! Aladdin starts to feel something underneath the pile of clothes. Now realizing, Aladdin was alarmed and gets up immediately. Usopp emerges from the pile of clothes, pulling off a piece of underwear on his head. And he doesn’t seem very happy.
! Aladdin: Whoops! Sorry pal.
! As Usopp pulls himself from the pile, they heard voices approaching them. They look and sees the guards looking for him.
! Captain: You two, over that way! And you, follow me! We'll find him!
! Aladdin pulls a sheet over him and wraps himself as a disguise. Then he rushes over to the crew to ‘blend in’.
! Usopp: What’s with the disguise?
! Nami: You’re not in trouble or something are you?
! Aladdin: Trouble? Ha! No way. You're only in trouble if you get caught—
! Captain: GOTCHA!
! The captain of the guards yanks him from behind and Aladdin’s disguise falls off.
! Aladdin: I'm in trouble!
! Captain: ...and this time—
! But then, there was a screeching sound. And the captain’s turban is pulled down over his eyes, blinding him. The boy and the crew look to a see a monkey, with a purple vest and red fez, dancing on the captain’s head, laughing. This is Abu, Aladdin’s best friend and partner.
! Aladdin: Perfect timing, Abu! As usual.
! Abu: Hello!
! Just then one of the guards tries to rush Aladdin but is stopped by Luffy.
! Luffy: Gum Gum Pistol!
! Luffy slugs the guard, knocking him right out of his shoes and on his back.
! Aladdin: Thanks, I needed that.
! Luffy: No prob.
! Then they heard yelling at them, and they looked to see the captain, who has his turban up over his eyes, as the guards rushes towards them.
! Captain: GET THEM!
! Sanji: Nice going, Luffy!
! Zoro: So much for not drawing attention.
! Aladdin: Come on, let's get outta here!
! Franky: Time to bolt!
! The crew starts running from the guard with Aladdin and Abu leading.
! Aladdin: Better keep up if you don’t want to get caught.
! Nami: Sounds like you have experience in this.
! Aladdin: You might say that. Around here, you gotta keep…
! As he ran, bumps into a guard and starts going into a song.
! Aladdin: One jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford
! Aladdin battles the guard wielding a sword. He swings at Aladdin, but he misses and instead, destroys a barrel of fishes as they spill out. Abu blows raspberries at the guard, and quickly ducks as the sword was swung at him. Aladdin then pulls the guard’s pants down, revealing a pair of underwear and runs off with Abu. The guard pulls a large fish over his lower body as a pair of pants, and hops after them.
! Aladdin: One jump ahead of the lawmen
! Luffy: That’s all?
! Sanji: Well, that’s no joke.
! Nami: These guys don't appreciate you’re broke!
! They run into another guard, and he prepares to take a swing at him. But Aladdin dodges it again, and the blade got stuck on a pole. Then they scamper up on a pile of barrels. Taking aim, Nami kicks one down at them, and it was a direct hit. The guards, covered in a sticky syrup, then shook their fists angrily at them.
! Guards: one at a time Riffraff!
Throws food at him, which Aladdin avoids
! Aladdin: Just a little snack, guys!
! He quickly ducks behind a pole on the platform as weapons were thrown at him. The guards then shook the platform back and forth trying to shake them off.
! Guards: Rip him open, take it back guys!
! Aladdin: I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
You're my only friend, Abu!
! Aladdin jumps off the platform to certain death, only to grab Abu's hands like an acrobat. The pair swing through a window and into a room full of harem girls.
! Harem Girls: Who?!?
Oh, it's sad Aladdin's hit the bottom
He's become a one-man rise in crime
! Abu finds a plate full of fruit and stuffs his mouth full like a chipmunk. One of the girls then swung Aladdin right to a larger woman.
! Large Woman: I'd blame parents, except he hasn't got 'em!
! She swings a broom at him, but Aladdin dodges it.
! Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time!
! Then one of the girls pushed Aladdin and Abu out of the window, and the duo landed on an awning and rejoins the Straw Hats. Next, we see Aladdin and Franky hiding behind a muscleman flexing to the crowd, trying to match his moves, just as the guards ran past.
! Franky: One jump ahead of the slowpokes
! Aladdin: One skip ahead of my doom
! Until they made a mistake and tried to sneak away. But they were already discovered by the Captain.
! Franky: But next time we gonna use a nom de plume
! Captain: There they are!
! The guards skid to a stop and went after them. Next, we see Aladdin, Usopp and Robin jumping over flocks of sheep and got to the other side. They look back to see the guards trying to move past them, as they threw some sheep aside.
! Robin: One jump ahead of the hitmen
! Usopp: One hit ahead of the flock
! Aladdin: I think I'll take a stroll around the block
! Then they jumped over a man sleeping on a bed of nails. The guards jumped over him too. But one extremely large guard couldn’t jump far, and he landed on the man, who screamed in pain. Next, we see Abu, disguising himself with jewelry, and admiring himself. But a shopkeeper discovers him.
! Man: Stop thief!
! Shopkeeper: Vandal!
! Aladdin: Abu!
! Woman: Scandal!
! The guards then surrounded Aladdin and the Straw Hats in front of a door.
! Aladdin: Let's not be too hasty
! The door opens and a large, ugly lady with a high-pitched voice comes out and yanks Aladdin into her arms. The Straw hat bolted when they see the lady.
! Brook/Chopper: Nyeha-na!
! Ugly Lady: Still I think he's rather tasty
! Disgusted, Aladdin tumbles away from her, then puts his arm around a guard, acting like they're all chums.
! Aladdin: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
! Sanji: Otherwise we'd get along?
! Guards: WRONG!
! They all leaped at him and fought in a cloud of dust. But when the dust clears, Aladdin, the Straw Hats and Abu are gone. But the captain sees them trying to sneak away in urns.
! Captain: GET THEM!
! The group ran towards a flaming pit where there was a man on it. Aladdin used the man as a springboard while the Straw Hats either leapt over or ran around the pit. But the guards, being rather stupid for not thinking, ran across the pit, which they hop up and down, yelping in pain from the hot coals on their feet. But after they got across, they resumed chasing them. The group runs pass a sword swallower, then Abu goes back, pulls the sword right out of the swallower’s mouth. Abu advances on the guards, who retreat in fear, wielding the sword menacingly.
! Guard: He's got a sword!
! Captain: Why you idiots-draws his sword-we've ALL got swords!!
! The other guards, realizing they got the monkey outnumbered, draw their swords as well. Abu sets the sword down gently, then takes off in a zip back to Aladdin. The group get blocked from the front and back by guards with no way out. Then, Luffy grabs everyone, stretches his arm into the air and pulls everyone upward, causing all the guards to crash into each other. After clearing the building, the group runs into more guards.
! Robin/Zoro: One jump ahead of the hoofbeats!
! Guards: Vandal!
! Nami/Sanji: One hop ahead of the hump!
! Guards: Street rat!
! With all the pathways blocked off, the group went up the staircase. With Abu up ahead, the guards jumped out in front of him, scaring the daylights out of Abu.
! Franky/Usopp: One trick ahead of disaster
! Guards: Scoundrel!
! Brook/Chopper: They're quick—
! Aladdin: but I'm much faster!
! Guards: Take that!
! Aladdin grabs Abu and ducks into a window, just before the guards swung their swords where Abu was at. Aladdin ran towards a window and grabs a carpet.
! Aladdin: Here goes…
! Nami: better throw our hands in
! Sanji: so, wish us happy landin'
! Luffy: cause all we gotta do is
! Aladdin/Straw Hats: Jump!
! Then the group jumped right out of the window, and the guards leaped after them. But the guards fell straight down and landed in a smelly pile of manure, compliments of ‘Crazy Hakim’s Discount Fertilizer’. Aladdin uses the carpet as a makeshift parachute to land safely in an alleyway and out of danger. After landing, Aladdin, and Abu high-five each other for a job well done.
! Usopp: I think…we lost ‘em.
! Nami: Well this is typical, no sooner do we come here, we get in trouble with the local guards.
! Sanji: And all thanks to Luffy too.
! Luffy: Why not, it was fun!
! Nami: Define ‘fun’ in your vocab.
! Zoro: Sometimes I think Luffy’s a magnet for trouble.
! Aladdin: And now, esteemed effendi, we feast! All right!
! Aladdin breaks the bread in two and gives half to Abu, who begins to eat. Before Aladdin can take a bite, he notices our heroes and has forgotten about them.
! Aladdin: Oh, I forgot about you guys. Thanks for your help back there.
! Robin: No problem, consider it a gesture from one scoundrel to another.
! Usopp: Wasn’t exactly what we had plan today, but what are ya gonna do.
! Aladdin: Who are you guys anyway?
! Luffy: I’m Monkey D. Luffy, and this is my crew, the Straw Hat Pirates.
! Zoro: The name’s Roronoa Zoro, Swordsman.
! Nami: Call me Nami.
! Usopp: Usopp’s the name, marksman my game!
! Sanji: Name’s Sanji.
! Chopper: My name’s Tony Tony Chopper! But you can just call me Chopper.
! Robin: Nico Robin…but my friends call me Robin.
! Franky: They call me…Franky, the super cool shipwright!! Oww!
! Brook: And you can call me Brook.
! Aladdin: Nice names. But I take it you guys are not from around here, are you?
! Robin: You might say that.
! Then before Aladdin can say anything else, he notices two homeless children rummaging through the trash, looking for food to eat. Even the Straw Hats noticed. What they saw, made them feel heartbroken, seeing the children like that. Aladdin sighs as he looks at the bread he’s holding and looks over at Abu. Abu already doesn’t like he’s thinking, and glares at him. Then he takes a bite from the bread and chews, giving him the look. Aladdin then looks back at his bread again. He went through all this trouble to get a simple meal. But these kids seemed hungrier than he is, and they’re orphans from the look of it. They actually reminded him of himself when he was young. So why should he let them starve? Smiling, Aladdin gets up and heads over to them. The girl pulls her brother back to defend him, but Aladdin smiles at her and held his bread out for her.
! Aladdin: Here, go on–take it.
! Now smiling, the girl takes it and giggles as Aladdin pats her on the head.
! Robin: For a thief, this one seems to have a heart of gold.
! Luffy: Aww, why’d he gave away that bread. That’s dumb.
! Nami: bops Luffy in the head Don’t be rude!
! Robin: That was a very kind gesture, Aladdin.
! Aladdin: Thanks guys. But I did all that work for food, and now I got nothing.
! Sanji: Look at the bright side, pal. At least those children won’t starve.
! As they walked with Aladdin, Abu tries to swallow his bite, but felt guilty after what he saw from Aladdin. So, doing the right thing, he went over to the children and offers his bread to them. The boy takes it with a smile, and they pet him on the head. Abu giggles, but then he sees Aladdin and the others walking into the daylight, where there seems to be a parade going on. But plenty of them are confused.
! Usopp: What’s going on here?
! Robin: It seems to be a parade of some sort.
! Franky: Yeah, but for who?
! Then they see a man, riding on a fancy white horse. But from the looks of this person, they already don’t like him at all.
! Luffy: Hey, who’s that dorky fella on the horse?
! Bystander 1: I think his name’s Prince Achmed. He’s a prince from one of the neighboring kingdoms.
! Usopp: What’s he here for?
! Bystander 1: On his way to the palace, I suppose.
! Bystander 2: Another suitor for the princess.
! Franky: Suitor? Wait. Ain’t that similar to a marriage proposal?
! Bystander 2: Sort of. But lately, the princess has rejected every suitor that comes seeking her hand in marriage.
! Brook: Really? How come?
! Bystander 1: No one really knows. But some of the suitors barely last a day or two before leaving in the palace empty handed.
! Sanji: So, how many times has this happened now?
! Bystander 1: This is the sixth prince that showed up this month.
! Robin: And how many has the princess rejected?
! Bystander 2: I stopped caring to count, but I think it was thirty-two.
! Straw Hats: Thirty-two!
! Franky: Wow! That’s gotta be a super record.
! Then all the sudden, they were startled when the same two children from the alleyway ran past them. But they were running out into the street, in front of Prince Achmed. The horse became startled by them, making the prince angry.
! Achmed: Out of my way, you filthy brats!
! Prince Achmed as he brings up his whip to attack the children. The girl shields her brother, but Sanji jumps in front of them and catches the whip with his leg.
! Sanji: Hey! Don’t you know it’s in bad taste to strike a defenseless child?
! Achmed: Hmph! Who are you to give me advice, you lowly peasant!
! Sanji: You know something, if I were as rich as you, I’d be able to afford some manners!
! Sanji removes the whip from his leg and throws it back at Achmed’s face, infuriating him even more.
! Achmed: Oh--I teach you some manners!
! Achmed kicks Sanji into a mud puddle. The crowd then began to laugh at Sanji as he picks himself up from the mud.
! Usopp/Chopper/Luffy: Sanji!
! The Straw Hats rushed over to Sanji to see if he was alright.
! Sanji: It’s okay, I’m alright. It’ll take more than a kick to harm me.
! Luffy: Ohhh, that jerk’s gonna pay! Let me at him!
! Luffy tries to rush at Prince Achmed but is held back by Franky and Chopper in Heavy Form.
! Franky: Ease up, captain. That jerk ain’t worth pummeling.
! Aladdin looks over at Prince Achmed about to enter the palace, and smirks. Luffy was trying to wiggle out of Franky and Chopper’s grip so he can let Achmed have it.
! Aladdin: Look at that, guys. It's not every day you see a horse with two rear ends!
! Then the prince stopped all the sudden when he heard that insult and turns to Aladdin.
! Achmed: Ha! You are a worthless street rat! You were born a street rat, you'll die a street rat, and only your fleas will mourn you!
! After hearing that insult, Aladdin gritted his teeth in anger and rushes at the prince. Luffy manages to wiggle free and rushes at Achmed, just as the castle doors slam shut. Luffy punches the closed door creating a large indent on the right door, surprising Aladdin.
! Luffy: COME BACK AND SAY THAT TO MY FACE YOU JACKASS!!!! YOU STUPID JACKASS!!!!!
! Aladdin looks up, and he sees there’s no way over that wall.
! Aladdin: I'm not worthless. And I don't have fleas. checks for some in his hair
! Aladdin turns to see the Straw Hats pinning Luffy to the ground, who flailing like mad.
! Luffy: If I could get my hands on him…Just for one minute, THAT’S all I need!
! Franky: Let it go, Luffy. He ain’t worth getting worked up over.
! Luffy: Not worth it?! You saw what he did to Sanji!
! Sanji: That’s enough! No sense beating him up on my account. He’ll get his soon enough.
! Luffy blew air from his nose frustratingly, he eventually calmed down, but was still annoyed.
! Aladdin: sighs Come on, Abu. Let's go home.
! Nami: Mind it we tag along? Consider we got no place to stay in town.
! Aladdin: Sure, let’s go.
! As they followed Aladdin home, they find themselves climbing to the top of a housing settlement and went inside. Upon entering Aladdin’s home, they find the place a wreck. The fabrics were torn, the carpet is extremely dirty, and the curtain is worn out.
! Franky: Man, this place won’t win any awards.
! Zoro: But it’s still a home.
! Sanji: Well, guys. Let’s get ourselves settled for the night.
! Everyone then got their place to lie down, as Aladdin tucks Abu for the night. Just as Sanji was about to go to sleep, he still noticed that Aladdin is still saddened after what the prince said to him earlier. He got up and sat down next to him, just as Aladdin starts to sing.
! Aladdin: Riffraff, street rat.
I don't buy that
! Then Sanji sang softly.
! Sanji: If only they'd look closer
! Aladdin looks over at him, but then starts to smile. Being a lonely street rat, the only friend he has was Abu. But since he met them today, they have been so kind to him. And no one has ever been this way to him before.
! Sanji: Would they see a poor boy?
! Aladdin: They'd find out, there's so much more to me
! Aladdin walks over to the window and pulls back the curtain, revealing the beautiful palace. Then Aladdin sighs, and starts to smile.
! Aladdin: Someday, things are gonna change for me and Abu. We'll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all.
! Sanji: Well, as long as you keep believing, one day it will happen.
Chapter 2: A Princess’s Dilemma. The Desert Villains Emerge.
! The next morning, within the palace, a door bursts open with Prince Achmed angrily walking towards the main door out of the palace. The Sultan, ruler of Agrabah, sees Achmed storming away in a huff.
! Achmed: I've never been so insulted!
! Sultan: Oh, Prince Achmed. You're not leaving so soon, are you?
! Achmed: Yes, I am! I will not stay in this palace and be humiliated any longer!
! Sultan: Please, wait! Can’t we talk about this?
! Achmed: Absolutely not! So good luck marrying her off!
! As Achmed walked towards the main doors, the Sultan notices that the rear end of his pants is missing, revealing his pink undies with red polka dots. The Sultan then becomes frustrated. There’s only one person in mind that would make this prince mad. His own daughter.
! Sultan: Ohhh…Jasmine!
! Then he went out into the garden, looking for her. But he already sees her sitting at the fountain, picking petals off from a flower. This is Princess Jasmine, the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah.
! Sultan: Jasmine! Jasmine! Jasmine…
! Before he could reach her, Rajah, Jasmine’s pet tiger, who is holding a piece of Prince Achmed’s pants in his mouth, blocked him off all the sudden. The Sultan had given Rajah to his daughter since it was a cub, in order to keep her company since she has been lonely all the time in the palace. But since then, Rajah has acted more of a bodyguard for Jasmine and was better at it than the palace guards. Rajah growls at him as he held the cloth in his teeth.
! Sultan: Ohh, Confound it, Rajah!
! The Sultan tries to pull the cloth from Rajah’s mouth, only to yank a piece of it off. Upon examining the cloth, the Sultan finally put the pieces together.
! Sultan: So, this is why Prince Achmed stormed out!
! Jasmine: Oh, father. Rajah was just playing with him. Weren't you, Rajah?
! Smiling, Rajah comes over and allows Jasmine to pet and hug him.
! Jasmine: You were just playing with that overdressed, self-absorbed Prince Achmed, weren't you?
! She cuddles with Rajah, enjoying the moment as they chuckle, until she looks up at her angry father. Jasmine clears her throat, quickly changing the subject.
! Sultan: Dearest, you've got to stop rejecting every suitor that comes to call.
! Ignoring him, Jasmine gets up and walks over to the dove cage. And her father follows, stating his point.
! Sultan: The law says…
! Jasmine: I know. I know. The law says I must be married to a prince…
! Sultan: …By your next birthday.
! Jasmine: The law is wrong.
! Sultan: But you only got three more days left!
! Jasmine: Father, I know that the law demands it, but I hate being forced into this.
! She takes out a little white dove from the cage and pets it. Then a soft smile appears on her lips.
! Jasmine: If I do marry, I want it to be for love.
! Sultan: Jasmine, it's not only this law business. She hands him the dove, and he puts it back in the cage The truth is…I'm not going to be around forever, and I just want to make sure you're taken care of. Provided for.
! Jasmine: Try to understand. I've never done a thing on my own. She swirls her finger in the water of the pond, petting the fish I've never had any real friends. Rajah looks up at her and growls Except you, Rajah. Satisfied, he goes back to sleep I've never even been outside the palace walls.
! Sultan: But Jasmine, you're a princess.
! Jasmine: Then maybe I don't want to be a princess anymore!
! Sultan: Oooohhh! I-I-Allah forbid you should have any daughters!
! Then Rajah looks up and thinks for a second, wondering what the Sultan meant. Jasmine just sits there, pouting about what her father wanted her to do. All her life, she was told what to do and what not to do. She always wanted the right to choose for herself, but her father wouldn’t let her. She ponders this, until she gets a splendid idea. She goes over to the dove cage and yanks open the door. The birds flew out and off into freedom. And Jasmine watches them go…wishing to fly free as well.
! Then we go into the Sultan’s chambers, where the Sultan just walked in. He slowly walks over to a large replica of the entire city of Agrabah. He fiddles around with it, with a sadden mind.
! Sultan: I don't know where she gets it from. Her mother wasn't nearly so picky.
! Then two shadows fall over him. He looks up startled but relaxes when he sees that it was only Jafar, carrying his staff with a cobra head with Iago perched on his shoulder. With him was Sir Crocodile to his right.
! Sultan: Ooh, oh. Ah, Jafar and Sir Crocodile--my most trusted advisors. I am in desperate need of your wisdom, Jafar.
! Jafar: bows My life is but to serve you, my lord.
! Crocodile: bows As is mine. So, what seems to be ailing you today, sire?
! Sultan: It's this suitor business. Jasmine refuses to choose a husband. I'm at my wit's-end.
! Iago: In the parrot voice Awk! Wit's-end.
! Apparently, the Sultan doesn’t know that Iago can speak in English, and Iago prefers to keep it that way. The Sultan chuckled at Iago’s response as he pulls a cracker out from his pocket. Iago then begins to look terrified.
! Sultan: Oh, ha ha. Have a cracker, pretty polly!
! Then the Sultan stuffs the whole thing in Iago's mouth. Iago grimaces as he tries to eat it. Jafar, the Sultan, and Crocodile began to laugh at Iago’s misfortune.
! Crocodile: laughs Your majesty certainly has a way with dumb animals.
! Iago, hearing Crocodile’s comment, glares at him with his mouth still full.
! Jafar: Now then, perhaps I can divine a solution to this thorny problem.
! Sultan: If anyone can help, it's you.
! Crocodile: And it just so happens we know of a ritual that may help, but it would require the use of a mystic blue diamond. Much like that one.
! Crocodile points towards the Sultan’s hand with a blue diamond ring on it, but the Sultan pulls his hand back.
! Sultan: Uh, my ring? But it's been in the family for years.
! Jafar: It is necessary to find the princess a suitor.
! He looks at Crocodile, and Crocodile nods at him, with an evil smile. Knowing what to do, he turns his cobra-headed staff towards the Sultan. The eyes of the staff begin to glow blood red. The room darkens, Jafar’s voice slows down and deepens. Apparently, Jafar crafted this staff using dark magic he acquired from Morganna, so he can use it on the Sultan, in case he doesn’t “cooperate”. The Sultan's eyes get a hypnotized look as Jafar uses its power.
! Jafar: Don't worry. Everything will be fine
! Sultan: hypnotized Everything...will be...fine.
! Jafar: The diamond?
! Sultan: hypnotized Here, Jafar. Whatever you need will be fine.
! He removes his ring and hands it to Jafar. Jafar takes it with a smile and pulls back the staff, causing the room to turn back to normal.
! Jafar: You are most gracious, my liege. Now run along and play with your little toys.
! Sultan: Still hypnotized Yes...that'll be...pretty good.
! After Jafar and Crocodile left the room, they groaned in annoyance.
! Crocodile: What a fool. Playing with underaged toys for brats. to Jafar I still don’t get why you couldn’t use your staff on him to rule this kingdom. If it were me, I’d be making them do whatever I want.
! Jafar: I would if I wanted to. But this kingdom would still be his. What would be the point of ruling if it meant having to use him like a mere puppet?
! Crocodile: Hmm…good point.
! Then Iago finally spits out the cracker from his mouth.
! Iago: I can't take it anymore! If I gotta choke down on one more of those moldy, disgusting crackers…BAM! WHACK!
! Jafar then pulls on a rope, and a wall opens in front of them, revealing a hidden entrance to his chambers within the palace. Jafar and Crocodile enter the passageway and walk upstairs.
! Jafar: Calm yourself, Iago.
! Iago: And then I'd grab him around the head. WHACK! WHACK!
! Jafar: Soon, I will be sultan, not that addlepated twit.
! Crocodile: Once we finally have the lamp in our possession, that is.
! Iago: And then I stuff the crackers down his throat! Ha ha!
! They pass through a door to the chamber and slam it shut. Later that same day in the city, the Straw Hats were adjusting to a life of a street rat, thanks to Aladdin showing them how to survive. They only take what they need for the day and nothing more. On one of the rooftops, the crew look over some of their recent loot for lunch. So far, they managed to get three loaves of bread, a basket of fruit and a bag of nuts.
! Nami: That’s all we got?
! Franky: Not exactly a five-star buffet.
! Aladdin: You kidding? This is more than what me and Abu scrape up in a day.
! Usopp: Well it’s better than going hungry. We’ll have to do better for dinner.
! Sanji: Let divvy up the loot to Luffy and no double dips Luffy!
! As the group divides the food for lunch, Usopp looks down to the street and notices an angry Prince Achmed riding past crowds.
! Usopp: Hey, isn’t that that Achmed jerk from yesterday?
! Chopper: Yeah, it is!
! Luffy: Why that lousy—I’m gonna!
! Sanji: Hold it Luffy! I got this.
! Sanji motions Aladdin to follow him as the others watched from the rooftops. Achmed was about ten steps form the main gate and Sanji and Aladdin dropped down and blocked his path. Achmed was less than please to see them again.
! Aladdin: Well, if it isn’t the great Prince Achmed. Leaving so soon?
! Achmed: I have nothing to say to you filth.
! Sanji: I guess the princess dumped ya, huh?
! Achmed: My personal affairs are no concern of yours, street rats!
! Sanji looks over and notices the seat of Achmed’s pants was missing.
! Sanji: Seems like she took a piece put of ya. What happened; did the door hit you on the way out?
! Achmed: How dare you, you dirty peasants! You’re a wretched disgrace!
! Usopp: A vicious creep, ain’t he?
! Nami: That guy can’t talk to Sanji like that.
! Luffy: Yeah, only we can.
! Nami said nothing but bops Luffy in the head.
! Aladdin: And what gives you the right to judge others?
! Achmed: I am a PRINCE! It IS my right to judge others! Especially lowly vermin like you!
! Aladdin: Why you—
! Sanji stops Aladdin with his arm and walks up to Achmed with an annoyed grin.
! Sanji: You know something. You may be rich, you may be a prince, but you’re still a big jerk!
! Achmed: WHAT?! You think you’re better than me?!
! Sanji: Dude, I know we’re better than you. notices Usopp on a nearby rooftop, readying his slingshot and sooner or later somebody’s gonna knock you off your high horse.
! Usopp fires off a lead star, striking Achmed’s horse in the flank. The impact causes it rear up in a fright, surprising Prince Achmed. He desperately tries to control of his horse. Usopp fires another shot, this time hitting Achmed in the head, stunning him as he falls off his horse. As he falls off his saddle and onto the ground, his left leg gets caught in the reins. Seeing an opportunity, Sanji smacks the horse on the flank, causing it to run at full gallop and dragging Achmed across the ground as he screams. The horse kept on galloping past the gate and out the city until it and Achmed were out of sight.
! Sanji: Good riddance to tacky rubbish.
! Aladdin: Couldn’t have happened to a nicer prince.
! Sometime later, night finally settled in Agrabah. The garden was as silent as the night, not a creature disturbing it. However, we know see a cloaked figure, walking through the garden. The figure looks around, making sure no one’s watching. As we got closer, we finally see it was Princess Jasmine, disguising herself as a peasant. She decided to run away from the palace, and go on with her one life, where she is free to choose what she wants to do. She approaches one of the walls and looks around for anyway to scale it. Then she sees a tree, tall enough for her to climb over. She went over and starts climbing, but then she felt a tug from behind. She looks back down and sees Rajah, with a sad face as he bites onto her cloak.
! Jasmine: Oh, I'm sorry, Rajah. But I can't stay here and have my life lived for me. I'll miss you.
! She climbs back down, and hugs her best friend, one last time. Then she starts climbing again. But this time, she was helped up by Rajah. By the time she got on top of the wall, she looks back at the tiger.
! Jasmine: Goodbye.
! She disappears over the wall and Rajah then begins to whine and whimper, hoping that she may return.
Chapter 3: A Princess among Pirates. Fortunes, Fate and Shocking Revelations.
! It was another day in Agrabah, and the marketplace was packed with tons of people. Each seller sold an assortment of stuff, like pottery and jewelry. They even sell food like fruits and meat. For our crew, since the street is so packed, they had to stick to the rooftops, so they won’t get in people’s way. they have managed to gather a bunch of food for breakfast, but only this time, they actually paid for it.
! Luffy: Hahaha! Look at all this food!
! Franky: Now this is a haul.
! Zoro: At least now we won’t go hungry till lunch.
! Brook: And all thanks to Robin’s sudden windfall.
! Nami: Say Robin, how did you get this money from anyway?
! Robin: Well…I went and got a donation.
! Now Robin was in a state of modesty to tell how she got the money. What really happened was that Robin wandered into the local thieves quarter earlier that morning, encounters several “well-funded” locals and…conducted a ‘charity drive’. And by charity drive we mean she went around using her Hana-Hana Fruit powers to KO a bunch of thieves and steal what money that had on them.
! Usopp: A donation? That’s the story you’re sticking with?
! Robin: Yep.
! Nami: At this point, I’ll buy it.
! Chopper: Hey, where’s Aladdin?
! Zoro: Over there getting his breakfast.
! Everyone then looked to see Aladdin and Abu up to their capers again. This time, they are on top of the awning of a fruit stand.
! Aladdin: Okay, Abu. Go!
! Abu smiles dips over the edge and looks at the proprietor, who is trying to sell melons.
! Proprietor: To passing crowd Try this, your taste buds will dance and sing.
! Abu grabs a melon and hangs there, getting his attention.
! Proprietor: Hey, get your paws off that!
! But Abu only made faces at him, making him mad.
! The proprietor tries to take it out from Abu’s hands. But while he was distracted, Aladdin dips down from the other end and snatches another melon from the stand.
! Proprietor: Why you! Get away from here, you cursed, filthy ape!
! The proprietor finally takes the melon from Abu, where he places it on top of a stack. But then he looks confused, like he has just done this, because he notices another melon is missing. He looks back at Abu, and the monkey smiles at him. Then he zings back up and rejoins Aladdin.
! Aladdin: Nice goin' Abu. Breakfast is served.
! Then they break open the melon and eat. The Straw Hats were astounded by the planning of Aladdin and Abu.
! Usopp: Wow, that was pretty clever.
! Robin: One performs the distraction while the other takes the prize. A very genius tactic.
! Just nearby, Princess Jasmine, still disguised as a peasant, was just now walking through the marketplace. Just as she walks by each stand, many shopkeepers are already trying to offer their wares to her.
! Shopkeeper 1: Pretty lady, buy a pot. No finer pot in brass or silver.
! Shopkeeper 2: Sugar dates, sugar dates and figs! Sugar dates and pistachios!
! Shopkeeper 3: Would the lady like a necklace. A pretty necklace for a pretty lady.
! She is indeed charmed by the actions of the shopkeepers being so kind. But then she is startled by a fish thrust into her face by the fourth shopkeeper.
! Shopkeeper 4: Fresh fish! We catch 'em, you buy 'em!
! Jasmine: I don't think so.
! She begins to back away, but then she accidentally bumps into a fire-eater. As for the fire-eater, he was startled into swallowing his fire.
! Jasmine: Oh, excuse me.
! The fire-eater gulps, and then belches fire from his mouth. Jasmine backs away from the fire, startled, and loses her hood, exposing her identity. Aladdin gets a pleased look on his face and taps his stomach after eating the melon. Then he looks over and sees Jasmine, without her hood on her face. And then, a strange look comes over his face.
! Jasmine: I'm really very sorry.
! He has never seen such a beautiful woman before in his entire life. Something about her beauty and her eyes began to fill his heart with pure love and passion. Jasmine pulls a hood back over her head and resumes walking. Abu sees Aladdin’s odd look and jumps on his shoulders. He tries to get his attention by waving his hands in front of his face, but Aladdin still has that dreamy look on him.
! Jasmine wanders past a nearby shop, when suddenly she felt as if something was calling her inside. Following her curiosity, she went into the shop. Inside she saw the most bizarre things she could imagine. Shelfs were filled to the brim with old books, vials and jars filled with who-knows-what. A large circular table sits in the center of the room. Bits of junk and other assorted bric-a-brac laid scattered all over room, Jasmine had never seen such a dirty place. As she goes to inspect one of the objects, a voice booms from behind the curtains to another room, startling the princess.
! Voice: Who’s in here?
! Jasmine: Ohh! Well-I-I-I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to-
! Voice: Can’t ya read the sign?
! Jasmine: What sign?
! Voice: The sign over there, ya silly!
! An arm jolt out from the curtain, pointing towards a bell rope near the entrance with a sign that says; “please ring for service”, before slinking back behind the curtains. Jasmine was surprised she didn’t notice it before. So, she walked over to the bell rope and rang it twice, just then a man, drabbed in a large shabby cloak emerges from behind the curtain as if he were on a stage show.
! Cloaked Man: Now that’s more like it. Welcome to my somewhat humble shop. Don’t mind the mess, it adds a little atmosphere. So, what brings a young lady like you into a place like this?
! Jasmine was silent with surprise, she had never anyone like him outside the palace before. The cloak was so big that Jasmine could barely see under the hood, which was draped over his whole head. Only the lower part of his face up to his nose was visible. The Cloaked Man immediately notices Jasmine’s lack of a response.
! Cloaked Man: Well, are you gonna say something or do I have to monologue for the both of us?
! Jasmine: Oh, I’m very sorry. It’s just that this is my first time in a…place like this.
! Cloaked Man: The first time is always the most rememberable one. So, what would be your poison?
! Jasmine: My what?!
! Cloaked Man: I mean what do you want to buy? NO WAIT! Don’t tell me! Let me guess! Hmm…you want a beauty potion?
! The Cloaked man goes up to Jasmine and examines her face up close.
! Cloaked Man: Nah! Why improve natural looks? Perhaps a trinket, maybe.
! Waddles over to a chest, opens it up and starts flinging trinkets from the chest as he looks one Jasmine might like.
! Cloaked Man: Nope. No. Nada. Nyet! That’s last year’s model. Not this one. Too gaudy. Too tacky. Toulouse-Lautrec. hold up a trinket So that’s where I left it. throws it away, pauses for a bit Nya! All junk!
! The Cloaked Man shuts the chest and starts to pace the room, muttering to himself on something while Jasmine looks on with a concerned look.
! Jasmine: Umm…sir.
! Cloaked Man: Ohh! I know! Would you like to have your fortune told? Free of charge.
! Jasmine: Well…I suppose…
! Cloaked Man: Good enough.
! The Cloaked Man takes Jasmine by the arm and bring her to the table. He clears way some the stuff and puts up a crystal ball in the center.
! Cloaked Man: Now then, let’s see what the ball can show us. Hey, I think I see something.
! Jasmine: What?
! Cloaked Man: My reflection. HAHAHAHA! Get it? Because the ball has a reflective surface and I saw my…
! The Cloaked Man stops as Jasmine gives him a somewhat annoyed look.
! Cloaked Man: Okay! Forget the ball throws the ball away do you want your palm read?
! Jasmine: Sure.
! Cloaked Man: Hold out your hand.
! Jasmine holds out her hand for him, he takes it and pulls out a paintbrush and a can of red paint. Just as the Cloaked man dips the brush into the red, Jasmine pulls her hand back.
! Jasmine: What are you doing?!
! Cloaked Man: Well you said you wanted your hand “red”. Get it? Red as in the color? Read? Red?
! At this point, Jasmine was not amused.
! Cloaked Man: Okay! Okay! No more jokes. Hmm…okay, how about this.
! The Cloaked Man grabs the table and flings it away to the side, revealing a large cauldron in its place. Without saying a word, the Cloaked Man started rummaging through the shelves, gathering up bottles and jars and bringing them to the cauldron. Once gathered, he began to a pinch of this and a dash of that into the cauldron, tossing a bunch of things in whilst muttering some form of gibberish to himself.
! Jasmine: Oh, is this some kind of concoction that can make one see into the future, or a potion that can change someone’s fate?
! Cloaked Man: Whudda ya nuts or something?! If you want something about fate, go see a soothsayer. This is my breakfast.
! The Cloaked Man pulls out a ladle and dips into the cauldron, pulling up some of the ‘soup’ with some potatoes and other veggies.
! Cloaked Man: What some?
! Jasmine: Uhh…no thanks.
! Cloaked Man: Why so depressed? I’ve been giving you my best material and all I get is a frown.
! Jasmine: I’m sorry, I’m just not in the mood.
! Cloaked Man: Well, who isn’t these days? goes over to shelf So…what form of calamity has brought upon your mood today?
! Jasmine: Well…you see…
! Cloaked Man: Wait! Don’t tell me…you’re being forced to marry someone you don’t like but have to because the law says so right?
! Jasmine: Exactly! Every suitor I’ve met only care about themselves. They only talk about themselves and how rich they are, how many servants they have or how fancy their palaces are…Hmph, sometimes they can be so…so…
! Cloaked Man: Presumptuous?
! Jasmine: Yeah…
! Cloaked Man: So basically, the men wanting your hand are either narcissistic peacocks or pompous jerks. Their either one or the other…and sometimes both.
! Jasmine: True…
! Cloaked Man: examining some bottles on the shelf So, rather than accepting your lot in life, and the eventual headache you’ll get for the next twenty years, you decided to run away from your responsibilities in the hopes of finding something out there that is better than what you had now…. just try and tell me I’m wrong.
! Jasmine tried to answer him but couldn’t…because he was right.
! Cloaked Man: Honestly, I can’t say I blame you. Not being able to decide your own future but instead have others to do for you, I can’t think of anything worse. But…if you really want to know about the future. You came to the right place.
! The Cloaked Man throws the spice into the cauldron, causing a pillar of smoke to explode before Jasmine, startling her. As the smoke clears, the soup is now a bright emerald with a surface as clear as a mirror. He gazes into the cauldron, hoping to find the answers for Jasmine. As he gazes further he sees strange figures forming.
! Cloaked Man: Hmm…as I thought.
! Jasmine: What do you see?
! Cloaked Man: It seems you have much bigger problems than forced marriage. I see a great shadow covering all of Agrabah, with despair and chaos in its wake.
! Jasmine: What?! What could be casting this shadow?
! Cloaked Man: A great darkness is preventing me from seeing clearly…I can only make out the shape of two dark figures with an even darker purpose.
! Jasmine: What is their purpose?
! Cloaked Man: I cannot say for certain, but what I do see that they seek an item that will give them immense power.
! Jasmine: Power enough to rule Agrabah?
! Cloaked Man: It may seem so at first, but it would appear that is only part of the problem.
! Jasmine: Part of? What do you mean?
! Cloaked Man: I see a much greater shadow looming over the figures as if it were commanding them, should this shadow obtain the item that they seek, would only spell disaster for Agrabah, but for the universe as well.
! Jasmine: How can this be stopped? What must I do to prevent this from happening?
! Cloaked Man: I’m afraid there is nothing that you can do to prevent this, what I see will come to past.
! Jasmine: Then…there is no hope.
! Cloaked Man: How hold on. I never said that the kingdom can’t be saved, only for that role to save it belongs to another.
! Jasmine: To whom?
! The Cloaked Man grabs some spice and sprinkles it into the cauldron and stirs it in. a new image appears.
! Cloaked Man: I see a young man living on the streets of Agrabah, accompanied by a group of foreigners. To the common eye they look like a band of pirates and thieves, but their true value lies far beneath their appearance. One might say…they were like diamonds in the rough.
! Jasmine: And how can these people save all of Agrabah?
! Cloaked Man: I cannot see beyond anything further…but I can see them becoming then unwitting pawns of the dark figures. But it will be these heroes who will expose the villains to all and will confront them in a battle for the fate of Agrabah and the world. There is nothing else I can do for you except to give you my blessing for luck.
! Jasmine: Thank you, sir. I will remember what you said.
! Cloaked Man: You shouldn’t be too concerned about your marriage problem, Princess Jasmine. I’m certain to will find your true love, much sooner than you may think.
! Jasmine: Wait! How did you—
! Just as she turned around, she finds the room completely empty, no selves, no junk on the floor, no cauldron, and no cloaked man. Jasmine wondered if she imagined to whole thing or perhaps it was something else. Jasmine left the ‘shop’ and notices a young boy trying to get an apple from a nearby cart but couldn’t because he was too short.
! Jasmine: Oh, you must be hungry.
! She picks one up from the apple stand and gives it to him.
! Jasmine: Here you go.
! The boy smiles and runs off. Jasmine was about to walk off until the fruit stand’s proprietor stops her.
! Proprietor: You'd better be able to pay for that.
! Jasmine looks back at him with a mystified look.
! Jasmine: Pay?
! Proprietor: No one steals from my cart!
! Jasmine: Oh, I'm sorry sir. I don't have any money.
! Proprietor: THIEF! yanks her over to his cart
! Jasmine: Please, if you let me go to the palace, I can get some from the Sultan.
! Jasmine tries to free herself. Aladdin suddenly breaks off his dreamy state when he saw that she’s in trouble. Even the Straw Hats notices the problem.
! Proprietor: Do you what the penalty is for stealing?!
! He takes her hand, pins it down on the table and pulls out a sword, intending to chop it off.
! Jasmine: No, no please!
! The sword drops, but his hand is stopped by Aladdin’s, who appeared just in time.
! Aladdin: Thank you, kind sir. I'm so glad you've found her.
! Usopp: Yes, thank you very much, sir. We’re happy that you found her for us.
! Sanji: We've been looking all over for you.
! Jasmine: whispering What are you doing?
! Aladdin: whispering back Just play along.
! Usopp: whispers We’re getting you out of this mess.
! Then he, along with Usopp and Sanji, tried to escort her away. But the proprietor stops them for the moment.
! Proprietor: You three, uh, know this girl?
! Aladdin: Sadly, yes. She is my sister. She's a little crazy.
! Aladdin circles his finger around his ear, proving his point. Jasmine was shocked, and frowns at him. But the proprietor grabs him by the vest and pulls him close to his face.
! Proprietor: She said she knows the Sultan!
! Usopp: No, no, no, sir. You got it all wrong. She thinks the monkey is the Sultan.
! Usopp points to Abu, was about to pick a pocket when he hears this. And he immediately straightens up. Jasmine begins to understand what they were trying to do, and she starts playing along as well.
! Jasmine: Oh, wise Sultan. How may I serve you?
! Jasmine kneels and bows to Abu, playing along. Then Abu starts impersonating a Sultan. The others then started playing along as well.
! Robin: It’s so tragic, isn’t it?
! Nami: A real crying shame.
! Then Aladdin picks up another apple from the cart with his foot and puts it in his pocket without the proprietor noticing.
! Aladdin: But no harm done.
! Then he walks over to Jasmine and they start walking her away.
! Aladdin: Now come along sis. Time to see the doctor.
! Jasmine: to nearby camel, still playing along Oh, hello doctor. How are you?
! Aladdin: No, no, no. Not that one. To Abu, whose pockets are bulging Come on, Sultan.
! Abu bows to the crowd and everything he's stolen from the cart falls out. The proprietor notices.
! Proprietor: Huh? What is it?
! Usopp: And that’s our cue to go! Bye!
! Then our heroes ran off. Abu picks up what he can carry, and he ran off with them.
! Proprietor: Come back here, you little thieves!
! Meanwhile, in Jafar's hidden chamber, Jafar, along with Crocodile were busy trying to find the “diamonds in the rough” that can enter the Cave of Wonders. To do so, they are using Jafar’s odd and bizarre contraption he made himself so they can find them. On top of the bizarre device is a glass orb with a miniature storm brewing inside which seems to power the contraption. But the storm itself is being generated by a set of gears on the side of the device. Running on the gears was Iago holding onto a handle, so he can power them by running on it like a treadmill to get it started. But Iago was already extremely exhausted from running and is now huffing and puffing.
! Iago: With all due respect, your rottenness, couldn't we just wait for a real storm?
! Jafar: Save your breath, Iago. Faster!
! Jafar places the Sultan's ring into small placeholder above an hourglass.
! Iago: Yes, o mighty evil one!
! Crocodile: This device of yours better work, Jafar. I hate to be the one to tell Morganna that we couldn’t get the lamp.
! Jafar: It WILL work, Crocodile. You just wait and see.
! Iago began to run faster and faster until a blue lightning bolt shot out of the sphere and into the ring and streaks through it and passing into the hourglass below. Then the sand in the hourglass begins to swirl.
! Jafar: Part sands of time– reveal to us the ones who can enter the cave.
! The sand in the top part of the hourglass forms the Cave of Wonders. Then it falls through down to the bottom part into a miniature sandstorm, forming an image of Aladdin, along with the Straw Hats, although the latter has not entered the image yet.
! Jafar: Yes, yes! There they are. Our diamonds in the rough!
! Crocodile goes over to look into the hourglass and as he did, his eyes widened the minute Luffy enters the image.
! Crocodile: Wait a minute! Straw Hat?! What’s he doing here?!
! Jafar: What where?!
! Crocodile: Right there!!! Look!
! Crocodile points Jafar to Luffy in the hourglass and he too became shocked as the other Straw Hats soon appeared as well.
! Jafar: It can’t be! The Straw Hats are here in Agrabah!
! Iago: That's them?!?! That’s the brats who defeated Malefi—AHHH!!
! Iago, in a sense of shock, loses his footing and is pulled right into the gears.
! Crocodile: This is problem. If they’re here, then it won’t be long until they find out about our operation and put us out of business.
! Jafar: Seems you have some history with them.
! Crocodile: You have no idea; they ruin my plans once before, but I’m not planning to make it an even two.
! Jafar: Wait! This can work to our advantage.
! Crocodile: What do you mean?
! Jafar: If they are indeed the diamonds in the rough that we seek, will let them go into the cave to retrieve the lamp for us…and when they exit the cave…
! Jafar makes a slow slashing motion across his neck with his thumb, emphasizing what they’ll do. Crocodile pondered a bit, but then nods in agreement.
! Crocodile: It could work…but we best be careful. Cause even a dog can bite the hardest when cornered.
! Jafar: True…after what became of Maleficent and Eneru, we must take no chances.
! Crocodile: Good. I’ll set up the call to inform Morganna.
! Jafar: And let's have the guards extend them an invitation to the palace, shall we?
! Crocodile: An excellent idea.
! Then Iago comes shooting out from the gears, flew past them, and slams into the wall upside down.
! Crocodile: to Iago What say you, bird?
! Iago: Swell…
! Iago groaned in pain, before falling off the wall. Then Jafar and Crocodile laughed wickedly together for what they had in store for our heroes.
! Sometime later, the sun finally starts setting in Agrabah. And our heroes were on their way to Aladdin’s adobe. Right now, they were waiting for Aladdin and the girl, unaware that she is Princess Jasmine, climb up the ladder.
! Aladdin: Almost there.
! Then Aladdin and Jasmine finally appeared, and Aladdin helps her up. Jasmine climbs over the top, but trips and falls into Aladdin's arms. She looks up at him, and their eyes met for the first time. They stare at each other for the moment until they break away.
! Jasmine: I want to thank you guys for stopping that man.
! Franky: You’re welcome miss.
! Sanji: Well, it’s not like we were gonna let that guy chop your hand off.
! Aladdin: So, uh, this is your first time in the marketplace, huh?
! Then Aladdin pole vaults to the next building, leaving Jasmine behind. The others leaped over to the other building after Aladdin and Abu.
! Jasmine: Is it that obvious?
! Aladdin: Well, you do kinda stand out.
! He stares at her, still in love. She returns the look. But he realizes what he is doing and returns to normal.
! Aladdin: I mean, uh, you don't seem to know how dangerous Agrabah can be.
! Zoro: Yeah and we’ve been here for a few days.
! Aladdin lays a plank between the buildings for Jasmine to walk over. But as he is leaned down, she vaults over his head. He, along with our heroes, looks back in surprise. And most of the crew’s eyes were bulged in surprise, including Aladdin and Abu.
! Sanji: How did…?
! Jasmine: I'm a fast learner. She tosses the pole to Aladdin
! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: WHHOOOAAAA….
! Zoro: Some fast learner.
! Aladdin: Right. C'mon, this way.
! They go inside the roof of a building, dodging planks, and beams as they go.
! Aladdin: Whoa. Watch your head there. Be careful.
! Jasmine: Is this where you live?
! Aladdin: Yep. Just me and Abu. Come and go as we please.
! Robin: It’s more of a temporary adobe for us.
! Jasmine: It sounds fabulous.
! Aladdin: Well, it's not much…he pulls back the curtain and exposes the palace …But it's got a great view. Palace looks pretty amazing, huh?
! When Jasmine looks, her smile drops, and she saddens. Looking at her own home reminds herself of her father and the life she left behind.
! Jasmine: sadly Oh, it's wonderful…
! Aladdin: I wonder what it would be like to live there, to have servants and valets...
! Jasmine: Oh, sure. People who tell you where to go and how to dress.
! Aladdin: It's better than here. Always scraping for food and ducking the guards.
! Nami: Called names, always on the run.
! Jasmine: You're not free to make your own choices.
! Aladdin: Sometimes you feel so—
! Jasmine: You're just—
! Aladdin/Jasmine: –trapped.
! Then they looked at each other in surprise. And then they realized that they're perfect for one another. Even the teams began to smile at this. Aladdin and Jasmine just looked at each other lovingly. But Aladdin then realizes where he is again and breaks the look. He takes the apple out of Abu's hand which Abu is about to bite into, and rolls it down his arm, and into Jasmine’s hand.
! Aladdin: So, where're you from?
! Jasmine: What does it matter? I ran away, and I am not going back.
! Aladdin: Really?
! Luffy: How come?
! Jasmine: My father's forcing me to get married.
! Aladdin: That's--that's awful. sees Abu trying to steal Jasmine’s apple Abu!
! Jasmine: What?
! Aladdin: Abu says that--uh--that's not fair.
! Abu: Huh?
! Jasmine: Oh, did he?
! Aladdin: Yeah, of course.
! Chopper: That’s funny because I thought he said she was a b—
! Nami claps Choppers mouth shut to keep him from finishing that sentence.
! Jasmine: And does Abu have anything else to say?
! Aladdin: Well, uh, he wishes there were something he could do to help.
! Jasmine: Hmm, tell him that's very sweet.
! Aladdin and Jasmine move closer and closer, until Aladdin leans in to kiss her. He is interrupted, however, by the guards, who have found them.
! Captain: There you are!
! Brook: Uh oh!
! Usopp: YIPE!
! Aladdin/Jasmine: They’re after me!
! Then surprised, they looked at each other.
! Aladdin/Jasmine: They’re after you!
! Nami: How did they find us?!
! Jasmine: Oh no! My father must have sent them—
! Aladdin: Do you trust me?
! Jasmine: What?
! Aladdin: Do you trust me? He extends his hand
! Jasmine: Yes. She takes it
! Aladdin: Then jump!
! And then they all jump off the roof, fall and land in a pile of salt. They get up and tried to get away, but the exit is blocked by the same captain from two days ago. He grabs Aladdin and brings him to his face.
! Captain: We just keep running into each other, don't we, street rat?
! Then once again, his turban is pulled down by Abu. Aladdin and Jasmine ran, but the other exit is blocked off by more guards. Aladdin and Jasmine ran back towards the captain’s directions. The captain pulls Abu off his head and throws him in a vase. Aladdin and Jasmine tried to run pass him, but the captain grabs Aladdin from behind and throws him to the other guards, and they restrain him. The Straw Hats tried to run off, but it was too late, the guards threw a net at them, and they got tangled up in it.
! Captain: It’s the dungeon for you lot!
! Jasmine: Let them go!
! But the captain only laughs, not even realizing she is the princess.
! Captain: Look what we have here, men--a street mouse.
! The captain laughed as he throws her down. All the guards then laughed as well. Then Jasmine had enough of this and stands up and faces him.
! Jasmine: Unhand them…takes off her hood…by order of the princess.
! The guards suddenly stopped laughing when they realize who she really was. And then they bowed to her.
! Captain: bowing Princess Jasmine.
! Aladdin: The princess?
! Abu: peeking out from the vase The princess?
! The Straw Hats: THE PRINCESS?!?!?!
! Captain: What are you doing outside the palace? And with this street rat and these foreigners?
! Jasmine: That's not your concern. Do as I command. Release them!
! Captain: Well, I would, princess, but my orders come from Jafar and Sir Crocodile. You'll have to take it up with them.
! Jasmine: crossing her arms, with a furious look Believe me, I WILL.
Chapter 4: The Council Gathers! The Plan Goes into Motion!
! Sometime later, we find ourselves back at Morganna’s castle. Within the council chamber, we find Medusa, Orochimaru, Rattigan and Pitch Black in their respective thrones, all called by Morganna for an emergency meeting. With Morganna not present yet, the four were quite bored and had nothing worth interesting to talk about. That is…until Medusa breaks the silence.
! Medusa: So…any chance what this meeting is about?
! Rattigan: Hard to say, you know how Her Radiance is with details. Always keeping us guessing.
! Pitch: Well, I for one enjoy surprises…especially scary ones.
! Orochimaru: Of course, you would…
! Suddenly, the doors leading out of the chamber open and two figures emerge into the chamber catching the other four off-guard.
! Orochimaru: And speaking of surprises…
! The first figure was a mild-featured man with brown swept back hair, with a strand hanging down his face. His uniform consists of a white jacket, black sash, white hakama, black tabi and white zōri and a pink sash around the waist. This is Aizen Sōsuke, former Shinigami turned rogue.
! The other figure was an adult lion with brown fur and a thin, silky, coal black mane. The fur on his belly, the bottoms of his paws, and around his mouth is light tan and is quite lanky and frail. There are short tufts of black fur on the back of his elbows, as well as on the tip of his tail, and he has sharp, dark brown claws. The only notable feature on his face was a scar he has over his left eye. His eyes are striking yellow green and his sclera is yellow, while his eyebrows are the same color as his mane, black. He has a widow's peak and his large, round ears are partially visible through his mane. He has ten dark whiskers, five on either side of his upper lip. He also features a goatee on his chin. This is Scar.
! The two casually walked into the chamber and went to their respective thrones. Aizen went and sat on the ‘Ram’ throne, while Scar sat upon the ‘Monkey’ throne.
! Orochimaru: Well look finally decided to show up.
! Pitch: Neither of you showed up for the other meetings when summoned. Very naughty of you.
! Aizen: Well I can’t speak for Scar, but I was busy with a few side projects, so I wasn’t able to attend.
! Medusa: As if we’d care about your projects. to Scar And what’s your excuse.
! Scar opened his mouth and only a bunch of growls and roars came out. The room went silent from the awkwardness.
! Medusa: Ok! What idiot forgot to turn on the universal translator?
! Rattigan: Wasn’t me.
! Aizen: Hold on, I’ll do it.
! Aizen taps his finger into the air, causing a thin holo-panel to appear before him. He presses a few buttons, causing the screen to turn green.
! Aizen: There…you were saying, Scar?
! Scar: I was saying that certain obligations prevented me from attended our previous meetings. As you know I am quite busy.
! Aizen: Oh of course, busy lamenting about how your brother is still king of the Pridelands and you’re not.
! Scar: As if my personal affairs are of any concern of yours, human.
! Aizen: Excuse me? Human?
! Medusa: to herself Here we go again.
! Aizen: Need I remind you that I am a Shinigami, a soul reaper, the fact that I look human is merely a coincidence.
! Scar: Regardless, you all look the same to me.
! Aizen: And yet you lions hardly look like the other at all.
! Scar: As if physical appearance matters to you. All that matters is strength, and raw power belongs to those of the animal kingdom.
! Aizen: On the contrary Scar, we ‘humans’ are more deserving of power than you ‘animals’.
! Scar: And what does that mean?
! Aizen: I mean humans are much more advance than animals. We can invent things that can expand our borders, build weapons that can level whole countries, and unlike most creatures…Hold his thumb at Scar we have opposable thumbs.
! Pitch: to Scar Ha! He’s got you there!
! Scar: irritated I’d suggest you put that thumb away or you might just lose it.
! Aizen: What are you gonna do, blow me away with that ‘roar’ of yours? Oh wait, I forgot, you don’t have it anymore! Not after you used it on your own guard.
! Scar: SILENCE! I may not have my roar, but I still have claws that rip and teeth that bite.
! Aizen: And I have a sword…and a reiatsu powerful enough to reduce you to ash.
! Scar: Oh…I am quivering with fear!
! Aizen: Then I suggest you show me how you can fight, kitty!
! Scar: Gladly!
! Scar lunges at him, fangs and claws bared, but Aizen blocks him with sword, still sheathed in its scabbard and swats Scar away. Scar quickly recovers and charges at Aizen.
! Aizen: Bakudō #8. Seki!
! Aizen generates an orb of light blue energy and shoves it into Scar’s face, sending him flying across the room. Scar shakes off the impact and charges again, this time Aizen unsheathes his sword and counters one of Scar’s claw swipes. The others watched with mixed reactions as the two fought.
! Rattigan: Shouldn’t we try and stop them?
! Pitch: You kidding? This is a classic entertainment!
! Orochimaru: My money’s on Aizen.
! Suddenly, a loud boom was heard in the direction of the chamber entrance. Everyone stood completely still as the booms grew louder and louder. Just then, the doors burst wide open, sending a powerful gust of wind, nearly knocking over the other members to the ground. As the wind died down, Medusa looked up to see what caused it, only to turn pale with fright at a large figure at the doorway. He wore a cape around his waist, though with the addition of cargo pants and armored boots. On his upper body, he wears ornate blue armor with gold trim & red pearl-shaped jewel. He also wears a pair of gold colored gauntlets which cover his arm from his elbow to his fingers. The armor covering his fingers have a claw-like appearance. There are also tufts of fur round the certain unarmored sections of his outfit. He wears a spiked crown on his head which is connected to the red jewel on his forehead. He also has a beard and long mane of red hair that stops at his waist. This was the Great Demon King of Evil, Ganondorf Dragmire.
! Rattigan, Pitch and Orochimaru stared in shock and surprise while Aizen and Scar froze in fear upon seeing Ganondorf.
! Rattigan: I-it can’t be!
! Orochimaru: No way!
! Pitch: G-G-G-G-G-G-Ganondorf! You’re alive!
! Ganondorf: Yes…I am…though it would seem like a disappointment to you all.
! Orochimaru: What?! No, of course not! It-it’s just that…when we heard of your defeat, we assumed that-
! Ganondorf: You assumed that I had perished for good? Sadly, for you all, news of my death has been…greatly exaggerated.
! Rattigan: No-no! It’s not that at all…it’s just that, we didn’t think you’d return to us so soon.
! Ganondorf: Regardless, I have returned to fulfill my ‘obligations’ to Her Radiance. I expected at least a proper reception upon my return, but what do I find instead in my absence? Only to discover that one of our own has perished at the hands of mere mortals and now, pointless bickering amongst the council.
! He then turns his attention to Aizen and Scar, still frozen with fear as he approached them.
! Ganondorf: And of course, the bickering had to be caused by you two. to Aizen A disgraced Shinigami to Scar and a kitten whose too big for his own mane. You two argue over power as if it was some cheap commodity.
! Scar: O-oh, well we wouldn’t say that.
! Aizen: We were just having a little sparing match. To see who was strongest; man or beast.
! Ganondorf: A sparring match?
! Aizen and Scar both nodded their heads, hoping that he would buy it.
! Ganondorf: The next time you decide to have another ‘sparring match’, I suggest you take it elsewhere. Unless you two wish to continue here, I’d be more than happy to chime in and show you what real power is like.
! Ganondorf raises his left hand and clutches it, revealing a marking of three golden triangles with the top one glowing bright. This causes Aizen and Scar to gulp nervously.
! Aizen: Ugh…that won’t be necessary, Ganondorf…we-ugh-we just finished.
! Aizen and Scar retreated to their respective thrones and slunk down in them.
! Ganondorf: As I thought.
! Just then the doors leading to the throne room open and out comes Morganna prompting the other members to return to their seats except for Ganondorf.
! Morganna: Ahh…just in time.
! Ganondorf: Your Radiance…
! Morganna: I can see that rumors surrounding you were unfounded. Have you come to take part in the council?
! Ganondorf: As per my obligations…then yes.
! Morganna: Then kneel and swear unto me your allegiance!
! Ganondorf: kneels I, Ganondorf Dragmire, Great Demon King of Evil, hereby swears my loyalty and allegiance to Her Radiance, The Cosmic Witch, Morganna. To serve unto her with all the resources at my disposal and to obey her now and always.
! Morganna: Rise, Ganondorf and take your place on the throne of the Boar, at my right side.
! Ganondorf rises as instructed and sit upon the ‘Boar’ throne, looking somewhat proud as he did.
! Aizen: Well that was simple.
! Scar: Remember when Maleficent had to perform the oath to get on the council?
! Aizen: Who hasn’t. It was painful to watch her try to perform her oath while trying to act smug.
! Ganondorf: Were you two saying something?
! Aizen/Scar: Nothing!
! Just then, the center of the chamber opens, and a large table emerges from below. Runes begins to form on the table head and two holoimages of Crocodile and Jafar appear, both bow before Morganna.
! Jafar/Crocodile: Hail to thee, your Radiance!
! Morganna: Jafar. Crocodile. I was beginning to wonder. What is the word on your progress?
! Jafar: Your Radiance, we have found the location where the lamp is hidden.
! Morganna: Excellent! How soon till you recover it?
! Crocodile: Soon, your grace. We are currently devising a plan to obtain the lamp, due to an unforeseeable setback.
! Morganna: Setback?
! Jafar: What he means is that getting to the lamp will be difficult, we won’t bore with the details, but rest assured we have found some candidates that will retrieve it for us.
! Morganna: Glad to hear, and you will dispose of your ‘gophers’ once the lamp is recovered?
! Jafar: They won’t even know what hit them.
! Morganna: Well done, Jafar. Keep me informed of your progress and report back to me once you obtain the lamp.
! Jafar/Crocodile: Yes, Your Radiance.
! Back in Jafar’s lair, Crocodile presses a button and the holoimage of Morganna disappears. He looks back at Jafar with an inquisitive look.
! Crocodile: You didn’t tell her about the Straw Hats?
! Jafar: There was no need to inform her about that until after we gain the lamp. Besides, it’ll take pressure off us if she didn’t find out they were here.
! Crocodile: Good point.
! The two walks out of Jafar’s lair and back towards the secret entrance. They check to see if the coast is clear, then they get out and Jafar slides the door shut slowly, carefully, and quietly. But before he can finish, he was interrupted when Jasmine, no longer wearing her disguise, came storming in.
! Jasmine: Jafar! Crocodile!
! Jafar: Oh, uh, princess!
! Jafar, surprised to see her, quickly slams the door shut, pinning Iago inside the door frame who was about to walk out.
! Iago: Awk! Jafar, I'm stuck!
! Jafar: How may we be of service to you? He spreads out his cape, hiding the door
! Jasmine: The guards just took a boy and a group of foreigners from the market! On YOUR orders!
! Crocodile: We apologize for the inconvenience, Princess Jasmine. But your father's charged us with keeping the peace in Agrabah. They were merely criminals.
! Jasmine: And what was their crime?
! Iago: I can't breathe, guys!
! Jafar: Why, kidnapping the princess, of course.
! Iago: If you could just– Jafar kicks him back inside the door and it slams shut -OWWW! THAT HURT!”.
! Jasmine: They didn't kidnap me! I ran away!
! Then Jafar and Crocodile began to walk away, pretending to be shocked.
! Jafar: Oh, dear! Oh, why frightfully upsetting! Had we but known!
! Jasmine: What do you mean?
! Jafar: Sadly, their sentences has already been carried out.
! Jasmine: What sentence?
! Crocodile: Death… Jasmine gasps … By beheading.
! Jasmine: No! She collapses to the floor
! Jafar: We are exceedingly sorry, princess.
! Then Jasmine faces them with a glare and tears running from her eyes.
! Jasmine: How could you?
! Crocodile: You must remember we thought you were kidnapped. The act itself was a capital offense and as such punish—
! Jasmine strikes Crocodile across the left side of his face. Then she ran off crying as she goes. Then the hidden chamber's door opens, and Iago finally makes it out through the door. He flies up and lands on Jafar's shoulder, coughing.
! Iago: normally So how did it go?
! Jafar: I think she took it rather well.
! Crocodile: rubbing his face Hmph! She’s definitely a firebrand. Still, I can’t believe she thought we already executed them, well, not yet anyways.
! Jafar: And now we shall proceed to phase two of our little plan.
! Crocodile: And just how do you plan get all them to the Cave of Wonders? Some of them won’t be easily fooled.
! Jafar: You just leave that to me.
! Later that night, Jasmine was in the gardens, crying on the fountain. Rajah began to approach her, but with a sad look on his face. It hurt him to see Jasmine this way, and he was always there to comfort her. Rajah gently nudges her and Jasmine turns to him.
! It's all my fault, Rajah. I didn't even know that boy’s name.
! Then she held Rajah close as she cried on him.
Chapter 5: An Old Men’s Proposal. Enter the Cave of Wonders!
! Later on, down in the dark dungeon, rats scurry along the chains and the walls. The worst part is the stench of the horrid smell of decay and filth. Down below, we see Aladdin, along with the Straw Hats, shackled to the wall. Aladdin was struggling with his shackles as Nami and Usopp.
! Usopp: Forget it, Aladdin.
! Nami: You’ve been at it for a good 15 minutes. Those shackles are not coming off.
! Aladdin then deeply sighs. He knows they’re right. Aladdin then sat there, looking down at the ground.
! Aladdin: She was the princess. I don't believe it. I must have sounded so stupid to her.
! Robin: It wasn’t just you, Aladdin. We ALL didn’t know she was.
! Brook: And, for the record, I didn’t think you sounded stupid to her.
! Aladdin: But I DO! Man, I can just imagine that she’s laughing about me already.
! Robin: We hardly doubt that.
! Aladdin: How would you know?
! Robin: Well for thing one it was obvious she was into you.
! Usopp: Plus, she was trying to get the guards to free us.
! Aladdin: Well, I guess so…
! Abu: from a distance Yoo-hoo! Aladdin? Hello!
! Abu appears at the window at the top of the dungeon.
! Aladdin: Abu! Down here! Hey, c’mon–help me outta these.
! Abu stops, then begins chattering wildly, dropping to the ground. He wraps a cloth around his head and makes his eyes big in an imitation of the princess. Then he starts chattering wildly and angrily at him.
! Zoro: What did he say?
! Chopper: He said that Aladdin wouldn’t be in this mess if he hadn’t tried to help that girl.
! Aladdin: Hey, she was in trouble. Ah, she was worth it.
! Abu jumps up on Aladdin’s shoulders and pulls a small set of tools out of his pocket and begins working on Aladdin’s shackles.
! Aladdin: Don’t worry, Abu. I’ll never see her again.
! Zoro: Why’s that?
! Aladdin: I’m a street rat, remember, and there’s a law.
! Brook: What law is that?
! Aladdin: She’s gotta marry a prince. She deserves a prince.
! Abu finally frees Aladdin’s hands and starts breaking the Straw Hats from their shackles.
! Luffy: Well, that’s dumb!
! Usopp: Hey who knows, maybe they’ll change the law and she can be with you.
! Aladdin: What’s the point? Rubbing his wrists I’m a… I’m a fool.
! ????: You're only a fool if you give up, boy.
! They looked over to a dark corner, and they see an old man sitting there, that neither of them have seen before.
! Chopper/Usopp: EEEHHH!!!
! Nami: Hey, where did you come from?
! Franky: We never saw you here.
! Old Man: Oh, I’ve been here. It’s just I have a knack for being unnoticeable.
! Aladdin: Hmm, but who are you exactly?
! Old Man: A lowly prisoner, like yourselves. But together, perhaps we can be more.
! Aladdin: I’m listening.
! Usopp: I don’t like this already.
! Zoro: What exactly are you getting at here?
! Old Man: In the vast desert beyond this city, there is a cave. A Cave of Wonders. Filled with treasures beyond your wildest dreams.
! The old man as he wobbles towards them with his walking stick. Then he pulls out a couple of large rubies and shows them on the palm of his hands. Nami and Abu looks at them in awe. Then the old man puts them away as he walks away, looking at Aladdin.
! Old Man: Treasure enough to impress even your princess, I'd wager.
! Then out from their hearing range, Iago pokes his head out from his clothing. Apparently, the old man was actually Jafar himself in disguise. This is his only way to get to them, but Iago is blowing his cover.
! Iago: sweating profusely Jafar, can you hurry it up? I’m dyin’ in here.
! Jafar whacks him back into his disguise with his stick.
! Aladdin: But the law says that only a prince can marry--
! But the old man (Jafar) got up close to him.
! Old Man: You've heard of the golden rule, haven't you? Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
! Then he grins, showing a hideously bad mouth with a gold tooth.
! Nami: Ewwww…Yuck!
! Aladdin: So why would you share all of this wonderful treasure with us?
! Old Man: I need some young people with pairs of legs and strong backs to go in after it.
! Aladdin: Ah, one problem: It's out THERE. We're in HERE?
! Zoro: So how are we gonna bust out of here without causing a ruckus?
! Old Man: walks towards a wall Mmm, mmm, mmm. Things aren't always what they seem.
! Then using his stick, he pushes a wall brick, and it reveals a hidden exit. Everyone was suddenly surprised by this hidden exit.
! Nami: Wait a minute, how’d you know that was there?
! Old Man: Let’s just say I’ve been around long enough to know a trick or two in this place.
! Usopp: And how long have you been waiting for this moment?
! Old Man: Longer than you know. So, do we have a deal?
! They all looked at each other, and they all shrugged their shoulders.
! Sanji: Like we got a choice?
! Sometime afterwards, they have escaped from the palace dungeon and are now in the desert, fighting through the sandstorm with the old man. Moments later the Straw Hats and Aladdin finds themselves standing before the Cave of Wonders. They stand in awe in front of it, while Usopp, Brook, and Chopper shivered in fear behind them.
! Cave: Who disturbs my slumber?
! Aladdin: It is I, Aladdin.
! Luffy: I’m Monkey D. Luffy, pirate.
! The cave raises an eyebrow at them. Then it speaks again.
! Cave: Proceed. Touch nothing but the lamp.
! Then it opens up with a roar, and a staircase appears in front of them.
! Old Man: Remember, my friends--first fetch me the lamp, and then you shall have your reward.
! Zoro: You ready for this?
! Franky: You kidding? I was born ready.
! Usopp: Hold up, guys! We don’t even know what’s down there.
! Sanji: Getting cold feet already, Usopp?
! Usopp: It’s not that! Look, I know we just met this guy, but what if he’s leading us into something. For all we know there could be traps, monsters or who knows what in there.
! Luffy: Why not? That’s what makes it fun.
! Nami: Once again, Luffy logic.
! Robin: Might as well go in, no sense coming all this way just to turn back.
! Aladdin: to ABU hiding under the shoulder of his vest C'mon, Abu.
! Then sticking together, they walked right into the tiger’s mouth and down below. The staircase appears to go all the way down for miles. As it seemed they are heading towards the center of the earth. But moments later, they reached the bottom floor and they come across a golden light from the next room. They approached and entered. But when they did, they gasped in awe at what they have discovered in the room. The entire room was filled with mountains of gold and objects. Mountains of coins and jewels rises above them, and giant statues reaching as ten feet tall.
! Straw Hats: Wooooow…
! Aladdin: Would ya look at that!
! Brook: Just look at all this gold!
! Aladdin: Just a handful of this stuff would make me richer than the sultan!
! Franky: As the Sultan? With all this gold, you could rule the whole world and still have plenty left over!
! Nami: All that gold….AND ITS OURS!!!!
! Luffy: GOLD!!!
! Usopp/Chopper: WE’RE RICH!
! Luffy, Usopp, Chopper, Nami and Abu rush over the nearest pile of treasure and leap upwards for a...
! Nami/Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: CANNONBALL!!!
! Robin: HOLD IT! Ochenta Fleur: Cinco Manos!
! Robin conjures fives gigantic hands, each grabbing Nami, Chopper, Luffy, Usopp and Abu in mid jump, hovering over a rug on the floor. Their friends approached them.
! Luffy: Hey!
! Usopp: What the big idea?!
! Robin: Remember what the cave said, ‘touch nothing but the lamp’. Suppose all this gold could be one big trap.
! Chopper: You mean Usopp was right?
! Usopp: I was?
! Robin: Indeed. So, until we get that lamp and get out of here…
! Robin dismissed the hands, dropping them to the ground.
! Aladdin: Don’t…touch…anything!
! Sanji: Now come on. We gotta find that lamp.
! Then they moved on, with Nami and Abu following behind them.
! Nami: sarcastic Well, that’s just perfect. What’s the good in all this treasure if we can’t even take it?
! They begin to make their way through the room when the Carpet rises off the floor and begins following them. Nami and Abu get the feeling they’re being followed.
! Nami: Huh?
! Right when they turned around to see what or who’s following them, and the carpet lies flat on the floor. When they looked, they saw only a carpet on the floor and nothing else.
! Nami: Huh, probably nothing.
! Then they continued onward, and the carpet rises up, then it followed them again. Again, they get the feeling and turned around, but the carpet is rolled up and leaning against a pile of treasure.
! Nami: That…wasn’t there before.
! Getting nervous, they immediately rushed over to the others.
! Abu: Aladdin! Aladdin!
! Nami: I think there’s something here!
! Zoro: Nami, not now.
! Nami: But--
! Aladdin: We need to find the lamp, so will you guys knock it off?
! They continued onward, leaving Nami and Abu pouting as they followed them. Then the carpet followed them once again. And when they turned once again, it over to the other side.
! Nami: What was that?
! The carpet reaches down with a tassel and pulls Abu’s tail. When Abu jumps around, the carpet again goes to the other side. This time, Abu lands in a karate stance. He yells at Nami thinking she pulled his tail.
! Nami: What are you yelling at me for?
! While their backs are turned, the carpet plucks Abu’s fez off and puts it on itself. They sat down thinking for a second, until the carpet waves a tassel in front of their faces. They looked to see the carpet looking at them, eye-to-eye…sort of.
! Nami/Abu: AHHHHHH!!!
! As they jumped in fright. The carpet got scared as well. They all ran in different directions as Nami and Abu ran right towards their friends. Abu tackles Aladdin, while Nami tackles Luffy at full speed.
! Luffy: Hey!
! Usopp: What the?!
! Zoro: Nami, are you crazy?!
! Nami: stammering But the carpet and the fez and the tassel and the tail and the wave and the Aahh and the--
! Franky: And the what?
! Nami: LOOK!!
! Nami points into the direction of the carpet, which peeks out from the pile of treasure.
! Aladdin: A magic carpet.
! Luffy: Woah! It looks so cool.
! Aladdin: to the carpet C'mon. C'mon out. We’re not gonna hurt you.
! The carpet slowly comes out, shyly, then picks up Abu’s hat and dusts it off. It flies over to Aladdin and hands the hat to Abu next to him. Abu screeches, and jumps onto Aladdin’s shoulder.
! Aladdin: Hey, take it easy, Abu. He’s not gonna bite.
! The carpet again picks up Abu’s hat and hands it to him. Abu shakes his fist and screeches at it. Carpet begins to walk away, "sadly."
! Aladdin: Hey. Wait a minute. Don’t go. Maybe you can help us.
! The Carpet looks back, excited. It then flies over and wraps around the group.
! Luffy: Hey!
! Brook: Whoa!
! Aladdin: You see, we’re trying to find this lamp.
! The carpet motions for them to follow it.
! Aladdin: I think he knows where it is.
! Luffy: Then let’s go!
! After a while of traveling deeper into the Cave of Wonders, they finally emerge into a giant underground cavern. In the center of the room is a tall pillar, with a staircase going up to it. It is surrounded by water with unevenly placed stones forming a bridge. At the top of the pillar is a beam of light.
! Chopper: You think it’s up there?
! Robin: Only one way to know for sure.
! Aladdin: Wait here. I’ll go check.
! Aladdin began crossing the bridge. Then all the sudden, as they waited, Abu sees a shrine with a golden monkey. In its outstretched paws was holding a giant ruby. Abu is soon hypnotically drawn to it. Aladdin crosses the bridge and carefully walks up the stairs. It wasn’t until Zoro notices something wrong.
! Zoro: Hey, where’s the monkey?
! Everyone began to quickly look around for them. Then Usopp sees Abu heading towards the giant ruby and gulps nervously.
! Usopp: Uh, guys?
! Sanji: Stop him before he sets off a trap!
! The group dashes over and pin Abu to the ground, trying in vain to pin him down. As they restrain them, Aladdin finally reach the lamp. It just sits there in a beam of light, just waiting for someone to retrieve it. Aladdin takes the lamp and takes a long look at it.
! Aladdin: This is it? This is what we came all the way down here to--
! He looks down to see Abu break free from the Straw Hats and make a lunge for the ruby.
! Aladdin: ABU! NO!
! Abu was only a few inches from the ruby but suddenly get yanked backwards. The puller was Nami who had managed to grab Abu by his tail. Abu flails around frantically until Nami bops him on the head.
! Nami: Listen you little banana-muncher! There’s no way I’m letting you jeopardize our lives over a ruby! But of course, you are thinking ‘hey, here’s a shiny big ruby, I’ll just take it cause its shiny and not care about the consequences because I like shiny things’.
! Zoro: Kind of sounds like you, Nami.
! Nami: NOBODY ASKED YOU!!!! back to Abu I mean really, the cave said we’re not to touch anything BUT the lamp. And instead of heeding said warning, you decide to throw caution to the wind and grab the first jewel you see anyway. Can’t you be that senseless?
! Usopp: Uhm?
! Nami: Don’t answer that! So basically, if everyone in the world acted like you, people would be swiping stuff left and right without so much as a thought. So, in that regard, I could just swipe this ruby from that statue and not care about whatever trap I might spring just…like…this!
! Nami swipes the ruby from the statue with one hand and shows it to Abu. The act causes the other Straw Hats mouths, even Robin’s, to drop straight to the ground in shock.
! Nami: So maybe next time learn to think before you—
! Suddenly there is a rumbling and the room begins to shake. The Cave’s voice booms throughout the chamber as if it were right next to them.
! Cave’s Voice: INFIDELS!
! Nami: realizing what she did EEEEKKK!!!!
! Abu: Uh oh!
! Usopp: Now you’ve done it Nami!
! Cave’s Voice: YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE FORBIDDEN TREASURE!!!
! Chopper/Brook: ‘Forbidden Treasure’?
! Franky: Now he tells us!
! Nami: Wa-wait! It was an accident-I just trying to-I-I-didn’t mean--look, I’m putting it back. I’m putting it back.
! Nami frantically places the jewel back into the paw, but the jewel and the shrine begin to melt down into a puddle of lava.
! Cave’s Voice: NOW! NOW YOU WILL NEVER AGAIN SEE THE LIGHT...OF…DAY!!!!
! The spot where the lamp was erupts into a tower of fire. Then the entire cave began to shake violently as rocks fall from the ceiling. The water surrounding the pillar begins to turn into fiery lava.
! Sanji: Aladdin, get down here fast!!!
! Aladdin races down the steps, but they flatten into a ramp, and he skies down until he flies into the air. The water has now turned into lava. He is falling towards it, when all of a sudden Carpet appears and catches him. Abu was the only ones standing on the rocks of the bridge. He looked left and right frantically and saw rocks exploding into lava. Then Carpet races over and Aladdin grabs him, just as the last rock is exploding.
! Aladdin: Guys, get on!
! Chopper: Do you think we’ll all fit?
! Zoro: No time for questions, get on the carpet!
! The Straw Hats all scramble onto Carpet as it flew by. It was a bit crapped, but comfort wasn’t the important thing at the moment.
! Brook: Um, guys?
! Brook points behind them and they all look to see a colossal tidal wave of lava rising and coming right towards them.
! Aladdin: Whoa! Carpet, let's move!
! Altogether, they raced back through the caves, dodging walls, and falling debris. But the wall of lava pursues them as it flows after them. Carpet swerves left and right, dodging stalagmites and stalactites, flying as fast as it can. Then the rocks from the ceiling come falling right at them.
! Sanji: Heads up!
! They ducked out of the way, and the rocks exploded into the lava behind them. Abu got so scared, he grabs Aladdin's head and accidentally covers his eyes.
! Aladdin: Abu! Abu, this is no time to panic!
! He pulls Abu off his head, and gasps when he sees that they are flying towards a wall.
! Aladdin: Start panicking!
! Then they all go into a dive, yelling as they go. Then they finally flew into the Treasure Chamber, and the massive lava wave flows in. It collides into the treasure, resulting in a massive explosion.
! Luffy: Wait, the treasure! What about the treasure?!
! Zoro: Forget the treasure, Luffy. It’d be no good to us if we’re dead!
! Then they swerve left and right, avoiding erupting lava plumes, shooting from the lava as they race through the massive chamber. Then all the sudden, gigantic hands of fire appeared in front of them. They moved out of the way, just before the hands smashed them all together. Outside the entrance, the cave begins to growl and start to collapse as a fierce storm raged around it. Back inside, they have finally reached the entrance.
! Usopp: Hey, we’re gonna make it! We’re gonna--
! But before they nearly reach it, a massive rock struck Carpet and it, as well as the Straw Hats, plummeted down to the ground. But Aladdin managed to grab onto the ledge of the entrance. The Straw Hats managed to leap off of Carpet just as they hit it the floor, with a boulder pinning it down.
! Franky: Well that was just nuts!
! Zoro: Come on! We got to get this rock off the Carpet!
! Franky: Why?
! Zoro: Aladdin’s still up there!
! Luffy, Franky and Zoro try to pry the rock off of Carpet. Aladdin looks up to see the old man within reach.
! Aladdin: Help me out.
! Old Man: Throw me the lamp.
! Aladdin: I can’t hold on. Give me your hand.
! Old Man: First give me the lamp.
! Aladdin reaches into his vest and pulls out the lamp. He hands it up to him, and the old man takes it and raises it above his head in laughter.
! Old Man: Ha ha ha! Yes! At last! Ha ha ha ha!
! Abu has managed to climb out and are trying to pull Aladdin up. But the old man kicks him aside all the sudden, and grabs Aladdin’s wrist.
! Aladdin: What are you doing?!
! Old Man: Giving you your reward… normal voiceYour ETERNAL reward.
! Jafar pulls out a crooked dagger, Aladdin gasps in shock as he prepares to stab him. But Abu jumps up and bites him on the wrist. Jafar screams in pain, but let’s go of Aladdin, who falls into the cave. Jafar throws Abu down as well.
! Straw Hats: ALADDIN!!!!
! The magic carpet also sees them fall but is still pinned under a boulder. Luffy, Franky and Zoro manage to move the rock slightly, just enough for it to break free. The carpet races up and the carpet catches Aladdin, but he was already hit the wall and was unconscious. The Straw Hats duck for cover as the rocks pummels back down to the depths, with the unconscious Aladdin on the carpet. On the surface, the cave roars one final time, then sinks back into the sand. After all is quiet, Crocodile, surprisingly enough, emerges from the sands next to Jafar as he pulls off his “old man” beard.
! Crocodile: I can’t believe it. We’re finally rid of those brats.
! Jafar: And the Lamp…is all ours. I--
! Jafar chuckled as he rummages through his pocket for the lamp. But he can't find it in his pocket for some reason.
! Jafar: --where is it?
! Crocodile: Wait! What do you mean ‘where is it’?! You had the lamp in your hands, didn’t you?!
! Jafar: Yes, I did. I took the lamp, I put it in this pocket and now it’s not there.
! Jafar searches frantically around him to see if he misplaced it, while Crocodile tried searching on the ground like a hound dog.
! Crocodile: Maybe you dropped the blasting thing or perhaps it fell out.
! Jafar: Impossible! Even if it did fall it couldn’t have--
! Suddenly Crocodile and Jafar both came to the same conclusion; the lamp fell back down into the caves and is now buried with the only people who could enter it.
! Crocodile: No!
! Jafar: NO!!
! Later on, back at the palace in Agrabah, Jasmine is sitting on her bed, next to Rajah, who looks sad. Jasmine was still upset about earlier, and she hasn’t got better. Then her father, the Sultan, walks in, noticing her sad look.
! Sultan: Jasmine? Oh, dearest. What's wrong?
! Jasmine turns to him and looks as if she’s been crying.
! Jasmine: Jafar…and Crocodile…they…did something…terrible.
! Sultan: comforting her There, there, there, my child--we'll set it right. Now, tell me everything.
Chapter 6: Never Had A Friend Like Me! The Genie of the Lamp!
! Hours later, back inside the cave, Aladdin lies unconscious on the magic carpet. Abu rushes over and tries to wake him. Then the carpet rises up from the floor, lifting Aladdin up. Aladdin awakens slowly, and the carpet gently puts him down. He rubs his sore head.
! Aladdin: Oh, my head.
! He looks around, and he sees everyone else recovering from the harrowing experience. Some of them were busy digging themselves out of the rubble and sand.
! Franky: What a rush!
! Zoro: Is everyone still breathing?
! Luffy: I am.
! Sanji: Same here.
! Franky: Barely, but still alive.
! Brook: Never been better.
! Robin: Well it looks like we’re not getting out of here any time soon.
! Nami: What makes you say that?
! Robin: Look up.
! Everyone looks up at the ceiling, and they saw that the entrance is sealed in. And there was no opening to the outside at all.
! Aladdin: We're trapped. That two faced son-of-a-jackal!
! Luffy: When I get my hands on him, I’m gonna tie him into a pretzel knot!
! Zoro: Everyone let’s just relax. We got another thing to worry about right now. And that is getting outta here.
! Chopper: Can’t we just dig our way out?
! Robin: Possible. But if we try to dig through the ceiling, then sand will just pour right in and bury us all.
! Sanji: And even if we do dig out, we’re still stuck in the middle of nowhere.
! Usopp: Well, that’s just great!
! Zoro: Well, if Nami hadn’t grabbed that jewel in the first place, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
! Nami: Hey, the monkey was going for the jewel! I was trying to stop him.
! Zoro: By grabbing the jewel?
! Nami: It was an accident!
! Franky: Well, we might as well get comfy. We’re gonna be here for a while.
! Brook: I wonder who was that old man anyway?
! Aladdin: Well, whoever he was, he's long gone with that lamp.
! Then, Abu gets a sly look on his face. Then he pulls out behind his back…the lamp! Everyone then began to smile brightly.
! Usopp/Brook/Chopper: The lamp!
! Aladdin: Why, you hairy little thief…
! Luffy: Ha! Serves that old jerk right!
! Nami: Way to go, Abu. I take back to the mean stuff I said about you.
! Zoro: That’s nice and all…but lest we forget, we’re still stuck in here. And that lamp isn’t gonna help us out of here.
! Aladdin: Yeah, you’re right. It looks like such a beat-up, worthless piece of junk.
! Robin: What I want to know is why that old man was obsessed with that thing anyway?
! Franky: Doesn’t look that impressive to me.
! Aladdin: Hey, I think there's something written here, but it's hard to make out…
! Sanji: Try rubbing it off.
! Aladdin does as Sanji told him to do. He rubs the lamp, then all the sudden, it began to shake, rattle and glow with a red aura.
! Nami: What in the…
! Then before they can react, the lamp shoots out a spark of light into the air, and it explodes like fireworks. The lamp fires off another, the stream of sparks fly inches away from Usopp’s nose.
! Usopp: EEEEHHH!!!!!
! Usopp, Nami, Chopper, Brook, Abu, and the Carpet dived behind a nearby rock for cover, while the others stood their ground. Zoro prepares to draw out his sword for a battle.
! Zoro: What the heck’s that lamp doing?!
! Franky: How should I know?!
! Although Aladdin was startled by this, he still held onto the lamp as it rattles in his hands. Then, a massive blast of smoke billows out from the lamp, and it materializes into the form of a giant blue man. He continues to emerge from the smoke, yelling loudly as he goes. Then he felt a neck snap.
! Blue Man: OY! Ten-thousand years will give ya such a crick in the neck!
! Then he picks up Aladdin and hangs him on a nearby rock.
! Blue Man: Hang on a second.
! Then he pulls his head off and spins it around, yelling as he does so. Everyone was a little disturbed, if not shocked, seeing that happening. The Carpet flew up and pulls Aladdin down.
! Blue Man: Woah! Wow! Does it feel good to be outta there! uses the lamp end of himself as a microphone I tell ya it’s nice to back, ladies and gentlemen. So, uh, which one of ya good fellas rubbed me out from the lamp?
! Speechless, the Straw Hats all point at Aladdin. The blue man then approaches Aladdin, sticking the microphone in his face.
! Blue Man: Hi, where ya from? What's your name?
! Aladdin: Uh, Al–uh—Aladdin.
! Blue Man: ALADDIN!
! The blue man said it like he just discovered something big. Then a neon sign appears and lights up with Aladdin's name on it, circled by chase lights. The sign changes to reflect the blue man's upcoming line.
! Blue Man: Hello, Aladdin. Nice to have you on the show. Can we call you “Al”? Or maybe just “Din”? Or how bout “Laddi”?
! The blue man changes into himself as a Scottish man, complete with hat, kilt, sideburns, scarf, and shillelagh.
! Blue Man: Sounds like “Here, boy! whistles C'mon, Laddi!
! Then he disappears, calling a dog with a whistle, then a dog in a plaid kilt and hat jumps in, grabbing the shillelagh like a stick.
! Usopp: Ok, I’m not the only one seeing this, right?
! Nami: Nope, I’m seeing this too.
! Aladdin: We must have hit our heads harder than we thought.
! Franky: Either that, or this is one super freaky dream.
! Blue Man: Still a dog Do you smoke? Mind if I do?
! The dog then poofs into smoke, then back to the blue man. Abu screeches wildly and jumps away to Aladdin.
! Blue Man: Oh, sorry Cheetah--hope I didn't singe the fur!
! Sanji: And I thought Franky was the crazy one.
! Blue Man: sees the Carpet Yo, Rugman! Haven't seen you in a few millennia! Give me some tassel! Yeah! Yo! Yo!
! The Carpet goes up and gives the blue man a high-five, then he looks at Aladdin.
! Blue Man: Say, you're a lot smaller than my last master. lifts his beer gut Either that or I'm gettin' bigger. Look at me from the side--do I look different to all of you?
! Luffy: Like your fly being down?
! Nami/Sanji: bops Luffy NOT FUNNY, LUFFY!!!
! Aladdin: Wait-Wait a minute! I'm--your master?
! The blue man slaps a diploma in Aladdin's hand and a mortarboard on his head.
! Blue Man: That's right! He can be taught!! What would you wish of me…transforms into Arnold Schwarzenegger The ever impressive…transforms into a cube with himself compacted inside The long contained… turns into a ventriloquist with a dummy Often imitated… tosses the dummy aside But never duplicated…
! He then multiplies into multiple versions of himself who surround him, each saying the word “Duplicated”. Then a spotlight shines on the blue man in the middle.
! Genie: Says it like a ring announcer at a boxing match Genie! Of! The Lamp!
! Then he turns into Ed Sullivan and the duplicated genies applauds him.
! Genie: as Ed Sullivan Right here direct from the lamp, right here for your enjoyment wish fulfillment. Thank youuuuu!
! Then everyone realizes what this could be, and they are amazed.
! Nami: realizes Wait a minute…
! Luffy/Usopp/Chopper: A real genie?!
! Robin: So that’s why the old man wanted that lamp!
! Aladdin: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Wish fulfillment?
! Brook: You mean you can grant wishes?
! Genie: Three wishes to be exact. And ix-nay on the wishing for more wishes. turns into a slot machine That’s it--three. three genie caballeros come out of the slot Uno, dos, tres. Changes into b/w Groucho Marx No substitutions, exchanges, or refunds. a wooden puppet duck drops with the secret word "Refunds” in its beak
! Aladdin: Now I know I'm dreaming.
! Usopp: If this is your dream, then wake me up.
! Genie: Master! I don't think you quite realize what you've got here! So why don't you just ruminate with your pals, whilst I ILLUMINATE the possibilities.
! Genie grows big and lights up like fluorescent light on the word ‘illuminate’. Then he drops down and explains to our friends through song.
! Genie: Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
Scheherazadie had a thousand tales
! He produces 40 thieves out from his hand like playing cards, which they surround Aladdin with swords.
! Genie: But master you in luck 'cause up your sleeve
You got a brand of magic never fails!
! He pops his head out from Aladdin’s vest, then sticks his arms out and boxes the thieves into submission, along with some help from Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji. Then a boxing ring appears, and Aladdin appears in a corner, being massaged by the Genie, with Usopp fanning Aladdin down with the Carpet and Chopper holding a water bottle.
! Genie: You got some power in your corner now
Some heavy ammunition in your camp
! The Genie turns himself into a firework and lights himself up and fires away. Usopp, Chopper, Abu, and the Carpet ducks as the Genie shot pass them over their heads.
! Genie: You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
See all you gotta do is rub that lamp
And I'll say…
! The Genie explodes as fireworks. Then he appears outside the lamp, halfway in, and grabs Aladdin’s hand and rubs lamp with it. Then he reappears, with arms crossed.
! Genie: Mister Aladdin sir
What will your pleasure be?
Let me take your order, jot it down
You ain't never had a friend like me
Ho ho ho!
! The Genie produces a table and chairs, which Aladdin and the others are sitting down in, then writes down things on a note pad, like a waiter.
! Genie: Life is your restaurant
And I'm your maitre' d!
C'mon, whisper what it is you want
You ain't never had a friend like me
! He gives them a tray and lifts up the lid, revealing a plate of chicken. But then the genie’s head appears on it, surprising them. He returns to normal, enlarges his ear to listen to Aladdin. Finally, he explodes into four duplicate genies.
! Genie: Yes sir, we pride ourselves on service
You're the boss, the king, the shah!
Say what you wish, it's yours! True dish
How about a little more Baklava?
! The genies gave him a shave, haircut, and manicure. Then Aladdin appears in a comfy chair surrounded by the treasure and being fanned by Abu and Chopper. The Genie appears and fills the screen with baklava.
! Genie: Have some of column 'A'
Try all of column 'B'
I'm in the mood to help you dude
You ain't never had a friend like me
! Aladdin rises up on a column with a giant A on top, then jumps to another column of food with a B on top. He falls off and is caught by a cushion held by the Genie. He opens his mouth, and his tongue turns into a staircase. A miniature version of himself dressed like a magician comes out. The mini Genie does a little dance with the Genie's two giant hands. At the end, they surround the mini Genie and squish him into nothing.
! Hand: Wah-nah-nah!
! Genie: Oh my.
! Hand: Wah-nah-nah!
! Genie: No no.
! Hands: Wah-nah-nah!
! Genie: My my my. Rapa-tapa-tsu-pah!
! Genie: Can your friends do this?
! The Genie pulls off his head, duplicates it, then juggles them.
! Usopp/Chopper: No way!
! Genie: Can your friends do that?
! He tosses them to Aladdin, Franky, and Sanji, who juggles with one hand and spins each of the heads on their fingertips like a basketball.
! Franky/Sanji: No way!
! Genie: Can your friends pull this out their little hat
! They tossed them back to the genie, who proceeds to try and pull himself out of a hat at his base. He spirals around and around until he turns into a white rabbit.
! Genie: Can your friends go POOF!!!
! The rabbit transforms into a dragon and he breathes fire, which turns into three beautiful harem girls who dance around Aladdin seductively. Seeing the girls, Sanji and Brook pull Aladdin back and switches places with him.
! Genie: Well looky here
Can your friends go Abracadabra, let 'er rip
And then make the sucker disappear?
! Just as Sanji and Brook begins to enjoy them, the harem girls disappear into puffs of smoke.
! Genie_: So don't you sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed_
I'm here to answer all your midday prayers
You got me bona fide, certified
You got a genie for a chare d'affairs!
I got a powerful urge to help you out
So what you wish I really want to know
You got a wish that's three miles long, no doubt
So all you gotta do is rub like so, and oh!
! Genie imitates what he is calling Aladdin, then turns into a certificate which rolls up and surrounds Aladdin. The genie pulls a list (written in Arabic) out of Aladdin's ear, which he uses to rub his behind like drying off after a shower.
! Genie: Mister Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three
I'm on the job, you big nabob
! The dancing Harem girls reappear, and Aladdin leans in to kiss one. But she turns into the Genie, which startles Aladdin.
! Genie: You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
! The Genie zaps four dancing elephants into existence in one direction. And in the other direction, he zaps in four dancing camels.
! Genie: You ain't never…had a... FRIEND... LIKE...ME!
! A grand finale dancing number ensues. The Genie conjures up whole bunch of stuff; sword jugglers, dancing monkeys, boats, girls and piles and plies of gold. Many of the Straw Hats are dancing along to the finale, while Abu was grabbing as much gold as he can into his fez.
! Genie: You ain’t never had a friend like me!
! He wraps everything up in a cyclone and zaps it away into the lamp until they're all back in the cave. He now has a neon "APPLAUSE" sign on his back. The carpet, along with everyone else, applauds. Abu turns his fez over and sees that it is empty. He puts it back on, disappointed in not getting any gold.
! Genie: So what’ll it be, master?
! Nami: Let me see if we got this straight? Anyone who has your lamp can get three wishes?
! Genie: Indeed, little missy! Whoever controls the lamp, controls the genie, i.e. me! But only three wishes per customer.
! Aladdin: And you can grant us any three wishes we want right?
! Genie: As William F. Buckley Ah, almost. There are a few provisos, a couple of quid pro quos.
! Usopp: Ah, provisos?
! Sanji: You mean there’s limits to what wishes we can make?
! Genie: as Ed McMahon You are correct, sir!
! Aladdin: Like?
! Genie: Ah, rule number one: I can’t kill anybody. He slices his head off with his finger So don’t ask. Ah, rule number two: puts head back on I can’t make anyone fall in love with anyone else. Head turns into a big pair of lips which kiss Aladdin You little punim, there. Lies flat, then gets up and transforms into a zombie Rule number three: as Peter Lorre I can’t bring people back from the dead. It’s not a pretty picture, He grabs Aladdin and shakes him I don’t like doing it! He poofs back to normal Other than that, you got it!
! Aladdin ponders this for a moment. But then, gives the look as if he were plotting. Abu smirks and gives him a thumbs-up. An idea of getting out of the cave fills his head.
! Aladdin: So, basically, there’s certain wishes you can’t grant?
! Then he scoffs and turns to Abu.
! Aladdin: Some all-powerful genie–can't even bring people back from the dead. I don't know, guys--he probably can't even get us out of this cave. Looks like we're gonna have to find a way out of here--
! But before they can leave, a big foot stomps down in front of them. They look up, and the Genie was towering above them.
! Genie: Excuse me? Are you lookin' at me? Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up? Did you bring me here? And all of a sudden, you're walkin' out on me?
! Then Aladdin smirks at the others, and they give a curious look back. Aladdin’s plan is absolutely working. The Genie stomps towards, getting madder and madder.
! Genie: I don't think so! Not right now! You're gettin' your wishes, so SIDDOWN!!!!
! Usopp: EHHHHHH!!!!!
! They all get on Carpet. Genie takes the form of a stewardess, with lots of arms pointing out the exits.
! Genie: In case of emergency, the exits are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, anywhere! Keep your hands and arms inside the rides. Weeee'rrrrrreee...outta here!
! And they shoot up through the ceiling, out of the sand in the desert, and off into the distance like a shooting star.
Chapter 7: Plan B for Betrothal. A Genie’s Wish for Freedom!
! The next morning, back at the Palace, the Sultan has summoned Jafar and Crocodile to his throne room and he was not in a good mood. After Jasmine had informed him of what occurred yesterday, he was outraged that they carried out the ‘execution’ of Aladdin and the Straw Hats without his consent or knowledge. He was about to finish a stern talk to the duo about what they have done.
! Sultan: Jafar, this is an outrage! If it weren't for all your years of loyal service. But from now on you are to discuss the sentencing of prisoners with me before they are carried out. And as for you, Sir Crocodile, I expect you to follow my orders the same as Jafar, understand?
! Crocodile: Understood, sir.
! Jafar: We assure you, your highness, it won't happen again.
! Sultan: Very good. Now Jasmine, Jafar, Crocodile, let's put this whole messy business behind us. Please?
! Jafar: Our most abject and humblest apologies to you as well, princess.
! Crocodile: Yes, and I pray this sordid affair does not sour our relations in the future.
! Jafar takes Jasmine’s hand to kiss it, but she quickly yanks it away.
! Jasmine: At least some good will come of my being forced to marry. When I am queen, I will have the power to get rid of you both!
! Sultan: That's nice. All settled, then. Now, Jasmine, getting back to this suitor business…
! The Sultan turns to Jasmine, but he sees Jasmine already walking out of the room and rushes after her.
! Sultan: Jasmine? Jasmine!
! As soon as the Sultan had left, Jafar and Crocodile’s forced smiles suddenly drops into angry growls.
! Crocodile: Where does that little brat get off threatening us like that! Not to mention ratting us out to the Sultan!
! Jafar: If only we had gotten that lamp!
! Iago, who was on Jafar’s shoulder the whole time, was mockingly mimicking Jasmine’s threat, in her own voice at that.
! Iago: mimicking Jasmine I will have the power to get rid of you both! normal voice GGRRR!! To think; we have to keep kissing up to that chump and his chump daughter for the rest of our lives!
! Jafar and Crocodile walk over to a nearby balcony while Iago was still ranting about their current misfortune. Down below they see the Sultan still trying to talk some sense to Jasmine, who was having no luck in doing so.
! Jafar: No, Iago. Only until she finds a chump husband. Then she’ll have us banished…or beheaded.
! All three went uggh at the very thought, nervously holding their necks as they did.
! Crocodile: Well, even if she does have us beheaded, it’ll be nothing compared to what Morganna would do to us.
! Jafar/Iago: Morganna?
! Crocodile: I mean, think about it; we just told her that we would have the lamp. And when she finds out we don’t have it, and I know she will, we best pray that she’d be merciful.
! Jafar: Well, I’m afraid Her Radiance isn’t known for her mercy, especially towards failure.
! Iago: What are we worried about? At least we got rid of those pirates, that’s gotta be good news for her.
! Jafar: Yes, but the lamp was our priority, and we don’t have it! Even if we do tell her about it, it won’t spare us from her wrath.
! Crocodile: Plus, the Sultan is still expecting us to solve his suitor problem. At this point, the only way to solve that mess is if one of us married her. But who’s gonna be one to play the ‘chump’ husband?
! Suddenly, an idea pops into Iago’s head which maybe the answer to their problem.
! Iago: Ohh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Guys! I got it! What if Jafar was the chump husband?
! Jafar: insulted What?!
! Crocodile: Was that even a joke?!
! Iago: No, no! Think about it; Jafar marries the princess, alright? And…and…and then he becomes the sultan!
! Crocodile: Oh, come off it! It’ll never work!
! Iago: Hey, you’re the one who suggested it!
! Crocodile: I was being sarcastic! You’d have to out of your mind to marry that—
! Jafar: Wait! This could work!
! Crocodile/Iago: Huh? What would work?
! The three return to the throne room where Jafar sits on the Sultan’s throne thinking over Iago’s idea.
! Jafar: It’s so simple; marry the shrew…and I become sultan. Crazy as it sounds, the idea does have merit.
! Iago: Yes, merit, yes! And then we’ll drop ‘papa-in-law’ and the ‘little women’ off a cliff. YAAAAAAAHHHH—Ker-SPLAT!
! Crocodile: HAHAHA! Iago, I love the way that foul little mind of yours works.
! Then all three of them laughed evilly. For a new plan to take the kingdom was now in motion.
! Meanwhile, somewhere else in the Arabian desert, our heroes, along with Aladdin and Genie, have arrived in an oasis after escaping the sealed-in Cave of Wonders.
! Genie: still as a stewardess Thank you for choosing Magic Carpet for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop.
! Then they came to a stop and everyone gets down from a stairway formed by the magic carpet.
! Genie: as they get off Thank you. Goodbye, goodbye! Thank you! Goodbye!
! Luffy: Ah, it feels GOOD to get out of that cave!
! Nami: Out of the cave and breathing fresh air again!
! Usopp: Yeah, I thought we’d never get out of that death trap.
! Then the Genie poofs back to normal as he turns to Aladdin.
! Genie: Well, now. How about that, Mr. Doubting Mustafa?
! Aladdin: Oh, you sure showed me. Now about our three wishes…
! Genie: Dost mine ears deceive me? Three? You are down by ONE, boy!
! Aladdin: Ah, no–I never actually wished us to get out of the cave.
! Usopp: He’s right, Genie. You actually did that on your own.
! Genie thinks for a second, then his jaw drops. He just now realizes that he ACTUALLY did get them out of the cave without wishing. Sheepishly, he turns into a sheep.
! Genie: Well, I feel sheepish. All right, you baaaaad boy, but no more freebies.
! Aladdin: Fair deal. So, three wishes. I want them to be good. turns to the Straw hats What would you guys wish for?
! Nami: Well if it we’re me, I’d wish for all that treasure from the Cave of Wonders.
! Zoro: All of it?
! Nami: All of it!
! Franky: But where are you gonna stored it all? There’s no way the Sunny can hold all that treasure.
! Nami: Who cares? I’ll be having too much fun counting it.
! Usopp: With all that gold, she’ll be an old lady by the time she’s halfway through it.
! Nami: What was that?
! Usopp: Nothing!
! Nami: So how about it Genie? One cave’s worth of gold if you please.
! Genie: Sorry, Ma’am. No can do.
! Nami: Eh?
! Genie: turns into a lawyer All the gold and treasure you saw is trademarked and owned by the Cave of Wonders and as such part of the Cave itself. Any attempts at wishing for said treasure will result in total wish fulfillment incompletion and immediate cancellation of aforementioned wish.
! Usopp: So, in other words, we can’t wish for the Cave’s treasure even if we wanted to?
! Genie: turns back to normal Exacta Mundo!
! Nami: AUGHH!!!
! Zoro: Well it’s not like we’re gonna keep that treasure anyway.
! Sanji: So how about making a wish that’s doable.
! Suddenly, everyone hears the sound of a loud growl…coming from Luffy’s stomach.
! Luffy: Awww…I’m hungry!
! Brook: Oh yeah, we haven’t had anything to eat since we busted out of the dungeon.
! Luffy: Hey, Sanji! Get me some food!
! Sanji: One problem Luffy, we don’t any food or the means to cook it with.
! Genie: Uhh…Hello! Super magical entity that can grant wishes here! Why not just wish for some food.
! Chopper/Usopp: Really?!
! Luffy: You can do that?
! Genie: Of course I can, I’m not called the Genie of the Lamp for nothing. Just say the words, and I’ll deliver a five star 12 course meal in thirty minutes or less, or your order is free. Hey, I’ll even throw in a cappuccino.
! Luffy: Well in that case, I wish for—
! Sanji: Hold it! grabs the Lamp If anyone is making any food based wishes, then how about we let the chef of the crew handle this. to Genie Okay Genie, I got a wish.
! Genie: You got it! One king-sized banquet coming—
! Sanji: No!
! Genie: Huh?
! Sanji: A chef’s duty is to feed his crew, regardless of where they are. And with this lamp, I intend to continue that role. For my wish, I want you to help me make a feast worthy for my friends.
! Genie: Well, wouldn’t be easier just to simply wish for a meal?
! Sanji: Any simpleton can wish for anything from a banquet to a sandwich. But to use a wish to make the ultimate meal to one’s palate, that alone is a treasure.
! Genie: Fair enough. So…
! Genie beings conjuring a whole bunch of blue smoke that surrounds Sanji in a thick cyclone. As soon as the smoke clears. Sanji find himself no longer in the oasis but in a large white room and extended forever. Before Sanji could even react, Genie appears right in front of him as Morpheus from The Matrix.
! Genie: as Morpheus This…is the Chef’s Construct. Here you can load anything from food, utensils, anything you would need to make the ultimate meal.
! Sanji: Are you going to be making jokes all day?
! Genie: turns normal Forgive me for trying to add a bit of humor.
! Sanji: Well just so we’re clear, there’s two things I don’t screw with; cooking and beautiful women.
! Genie: looks at the audience and blows a kiss Goodnight everybody!
! Sanji: What was that?
! Genie: A fourth wall break.
! Sanji: Skip the breaks and let’s get to the cooking.
! Genie: Okay! So, what do you need for this meal?
! Sanji: For starters…I’ll need about fifty people at least.
! Genie: Done. splits into fifty separate genies, all in chef attire What else?
! Sanji: We’ll need a five by twelve foot worktable, a cooktop range for eight, a three by two foot grill, a deep fryer, a prep sink, a charboiler, a griddle, mixers, blenders, cooking utensils and two big ovens.
! Genie: How big?
! Sanji: Big enough that you can walk in them.
! Genie: Ooh…that big.
! Sanji: And we’ll need food…lots of food.
! Genie snaps his fingers and each of what Sanji has asked for appeared in quick puffs of smoke. And as Genie summoned said items, Sanji pulled out a notepad and started to jot some stuff down. By the time Sanji was finished, so was Genie.
! Sanji: So here’s what’ gonna be on the menu for lunch.
! Sanji hands over the notepad and after reading it carefully, Genie’s jaw dropped straight to the floor.
! Genie: Wow! That’s some order.
! Sanji: Okay; we’re gonna do this in groups of five. Group One, you’re the Sauciers, you prepare the sauces, warm hors d'oeuvres and completes meat dishes. Group Two will be the Entremetier, that means you’re in charge of the entrees. Group Three is the Rôtisseurs, you guys are in charge of the meat dishes. Group Four, the Poissonniers, you guys handle the fish and seafood. Pâtissiers is Group Five, all the desserts and baked goods are yours. I’ll be head chef and help out each group if need be. Just follow my instructions and will get this done in time…ready?
! Genies: in military fashion Sir, yes sir!
! Sanji: Then let’s get cooking!
! And so each of the teams got to work preparing the dishes for the Sanji’s grand meal. Group Two made dozens of small entrees upon several plates. Group Three was having trouble getting a slab of meat the size of a boulder into the oven to be cooked. Sanji went over, kicks the meat into the oven and slams the oven door shut, Group Three applauded. Group Four was busy with their fish dishes, until two of the chefs started acting up by comically slapping each other with some of the fish. Group Five was having fun having all sorts of fancy desserts. And of course Sanji and Group one was prepping the sauces and putting the finishing touches on the other meals. Within an hour, the meal was completed. The Genies were so exhausted from the work they all poofed into smoke, leaving behind the original Genie with Sanji.
! Genie: Wow…that was the best workout I’ve had in years.
! Sanji: Nice job. Now how do we bring this to the others?
! Genie: Like this.
! Genie snaps his fingers and both Sanji and Genie reappear back in the oasis, but this time with a table laden with a massive meal.
! Luffy/Chopper/Usopp: Woah!
! Sanji: For the entrée we have; Herb Salad with Medaka Sauté, Root Veggie Minestrone and Prehistoric Mystery Soup. Main course includes; Mouthmelting Angel Omelet, Large Bones Takoyaki, Seafood Magma Curry, Spicy Seaboard Pizza, Pirates' Piranha Grill, Spicy Shark Fin in Misosauce and Softboiled Shrimp in Tartar sauce. For drinks there’s; Coconut Milk, Juice For Ladies and Special Cola Pirate Style. And for dessert; Fruit Tart, Blue Hawaii, and Pirates Kakigori Superlarge portion. Everyone, enjoy.
! All: BANZAI!!!
! The Straw Hats leaped at the banquet, ready to chow down at their delight. And after just thirty minutes, the lunch was gone, and our crew was full and satisfied.
! Luffy: That…was the greatest meal I ever had!
! Brook: Best wish you ever made, Sanji!
! Sanji: No prob, but Genie was a bigger help.
! Genie: turns into the Cowardly Lion Shucks folks, I’m speechless.
! Usopp: Say Genie, I’ve been meaning to ask; what would you wish for?
! Genie: changes back to normal Me?
! Usopp: Yeah. If you had your own wish, what would it be?
! Genie: Well…uhh…
! Chopper: You don’t know what to wish for?
! Genie: It not that. It’s just no one's ever asked me that before. Well, in my case…ah, forget it.
! Brook: What?
! Genie: No, I can’t…
! Aladdin: Come on, tell us.
! Genie: …Freedom.
! Chopper: From what?
! Genie: points to the Lamp From that.
! Nami: Wait a sec…
! Aladdin: You’re a prisoner?
! Luffy: I thought being a genie was fun?
! Genie: Well to be honest, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, for me at least.
! Chopper: It’s not?
! Genie: It's all part-and-parcel, the whole genie gig. You get- grows gigantic, with his voice echoing Phenomenal cosmic powers! he shrinks down, cramped in the magic lamp Itty bitty living space.
! Aladdin: Genie, that's terrible.
! Genie: But, oh--to be free. Not have to go “Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need?” To be my own master, such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world! But what am I talking about? Let's get real here. It's not gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.
! Franky: What makes you say that?
! Genie: The only way I get outta this is if my master wishes me out. So, you can guess how often that's happened.
! Aladdin: I'll do it. I'll set you free.
! Genie: Uh huh, right. Whoop!
! Genie, and turns his head turns into Pinocchio's head with a long nose, indicating lying.
! Usopp/Chopper/Brook: Pinocchio?!
! Aladdin pushes the nose back in and the Genie's head returns to normal.
! Aladdin: No, really, I promise. After I make my first two wishes, I'll use my third wish to set you free.
! Usopp: And don’t forget, if Aladdin can’t use his third wish, one of us can use ours.
! Nami: Wait, what?!
! Genie: Well, here's hoping. shakes Aladdin’s hand Okay. Let's make some magic! turns into a magician So how 'bout it. What is it you want most?
! Aladdin: Well, there's this girl—
! But Genie suddenly ranged like a buzzer, and his chest shows a heart with a cross through it.
! Genie: Eehhh! Wrong! I can't make anybody fall in love, remember?
! Aladdin: Oh, but Genie, she's smart and fun and...
! Genie: Pretty?
! Aladdin: BEAUTIFUL. She's got these eyes that just...and this hair, wow...and her smile…sighs
! Then a Parisian café appears with Abu, the magic carpet, and Robin, and the Genie in a French outfit.
! Genie: Ami. C'est l'amour.
! Aladdin: But she's the princess. To even have a chance, I'd have to be a-gets an idea-hey, can you make me a prince?
! Right on it, Genie takes out a “Royal Recipes” and flips through the pages.
! Genie: Let's see here. Uh, chicken a'la king? Pulls out a chicken with a crown on its head Nope. Alaskan king crab? OW! * Yanks out his finger, and we see Sebastian the crab from "The Little Mermaid" clamped on* I hate it when they do that. Caesar's salad? A dagger comes out and tries to stab him AH! Et tu, Brute? Ah ha, to make a prince.
! He finds what he was looking for, then he looks slyly at Aladdin.
! Genie: Now is that an official wish? Just say the words!
! Aladdin: Genie, I wish for you to make me a prince!
! Genie: All right! *takes on square shoulders and looks like Arsenio Hall. * Yo Yo Woof woof woof woof! becomes a tailor/fashion designer First, that fez and vest combo is much too third century. These patches--what are we trying to say--beggar? No! Let's work with me here.
! He takes Aladdin’s measurements, snaps his fingers and Aladdin is outfitted in a splendid prince costume.
! Genie: OH! I like it, Muy macho!
! The Straw Hats go over and give Aladdin a look over, admiring his new attire.
! Chopper: So cool!
! Usopp: Loving the threads, Aladdin. Every girl in Agrabah’s gonna fall in love with you.
! Aladdin: Yeah, well Jasmine’s the only girl I want to fall in love with me. And with this, she will.
! Zoro: And yet somehow, I feel this plan isn’t gonna work out the way it should.
! Usopp: Who cares, with that outfit, Jasmine will be falling for Al by tonight.
! Luffy: Man, I wish we had some clothes like Aladdin’s.
! Genie: As Groucho Marx Kid, you just said the secret word!
! Genie snaps his fingers, and the Straw Hats were magically outfitted with royal garbs and uniforms matching Aladdin’s princely attire.
! Zoro: What the?!
! Brook: Our clothes!
! Franky: Wow! Nice!
! Usopp: Luffy! Why’d ya go and waste a wish like that?!
! Luffy: I just thought it would be cool.
! Usopp: Yeah, well now you got two wishes left. But I got to admit, these do look nice.
! Nami: Ahem!
! All the boys looked over, and their eyes were shot wide-opened as Robin and Nami were dressed as harem girls. Thought Nami was not happy with the new wardrobe change.
! Nami: covering herself For the record, I do not approve of this getup.
! Robin: Perhaps we could have something that’s a tad conventional?
! Nami: And something that’s a little less revealing.
! Genie snaps his fingers again and Robin and Nami are given large cloaks to hide their harem outfits.
! Nami: This will do. But what if someone were to recognize us?
! Robin: Maybe some masks will suffice? Or will that count as another wish?
! Genie: This will count as your wish.
! Robin: Please give us some masks to go with our outfits.
! Suddenly, mask appeared on the Straw Hats, each of unique design that matches each crew member.
! Franky: I can get used to this.
! Genie: Satisfied?
! Robin: Indeed.
! Genie: Now, still needs something. What does it say to me? It says…mode of transportation. Excuse me, monkey boy! Aqui, over here!
! He looks over at Abu. Abu tries to cover himself with the carpet, but Genie zaps him, and he flies over.
! Genie: Here he comes…
! Then Aladdin and Genie appear on a game show set, where Aladdin stands behind a podium with "AL" on it.
! Genie: …And what better way to make your grand entrance on the streets of Agrabah, than riding your very own brand new camel! Watch out, they spit!
! Then a door bearing Genie's head on it opens, where Abu is transformed into a camel. He spits out the side of his mouth on cue. But Genie's not sure.
! Genie: Mmm, not enough.
! He snaps his fingers and Abu turns into a fancy white horse.
! Genie: Still not enough. Let's see. What do you need?
! Genie wondered as he snaps his fingers repeatedly, turning Abu into a duck, an ostrich, a turtle, and a '57 Cadillac, with license plate “ABU 1”. Finally, he's returned to normal and Genie gets an idea.
! Genie: Yes!! Esalalumbo, shimin dumbo! Whoa!!
! And on the keyword of the spell, Dumbo, he zaps Abu and turns him into an elephant. But the carpet struggles to get out from under Abu's size 46 feet.
! Genie: Talk about your trunk space, check this action out!
! Abu sees his reflection in a pool of water and screams in fright at the sight of his new self, then jumps into a tree. The tree naturally bends right back down to the ground, where Abu hangs on and looks at Aladdin upside down.
! Aladdin: Abu, you look good.
! Genie: He's got the outfit, they got outfits, he's got the elephant, but we're not through yet. Hang on to your turban, kid, cause we're gonna make you a star!
! Then as we zoom out from the oasis, fireworks explode in the sky as Genie works as magic on our friends.