Jafar is the primary antagonist to Disney's Aladdin. The Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Agrabah, Jafar is a powerful and ambitious sorcerer with a hold over the Sultan. He regularly uses his magical snake-head staff to hypnotize the Sultan into doing what he wants, from giving him a precious diamond to ignoring certain laws.
Jafar wants the throne of Agrabah and he enacts several plots to achieve his goal. His latest plot? To acquire a magical lamp from the mystical and extremely dangerous Cave of Wonders. The lamp contains a powerful genie that could make Jafar's ambitions come true. However, the Cave of Wonders is inaccessible to all but one unique individual: "the Diamond in the Rough". This leads him to the protagonist, Aladdin, who can enter the Cave and acquire the lamp.
With his loud and annoying talking parrot, Iago, Jafar is a powerful and dangerous enemy to Aladdin and Agrabah.