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Prince (1989 Game)
Biographical Information
Name Prince (1989 Game)
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Birthplace Persia
Species Human
Family Princess (wife), Sultan (father-in-law), unnamed mother, unnamed father
Status Alive
Professional Information
Occupation Prince of Persia (present),
Thief (formerly)
Affiliation N/A
Objects Sword
Powers Varying
Abilities Acrobatic
Series information
Appearances Prince of Persia (1989),
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, Prince of Persia 3D
Voice Actors David Boat[1]

The Prince is the protagonist of the original Prince of Persia trilogy. The son of a royal family who fell victim to the forces of evil, the Prince lived as a street urchin and thief. He fell in love with the Sultan's daughter and saved her from the Sultan's advisor and enemy, Jaffar.


Early Life

The Prince was born to a royal family, in an unknown kingdom close to Persia. When this country was defeated and destroyed by armies of darkness sometime before the first game, his mother, the queen, gave him up so he might live. Soon after, as the city fell, his parents were killed, his father's sword remaining in the ruined palace's throne room.[2]

Little is known of the prince's infancy, except for the fact that he became a street thief who was said to climb the palace walls every night to see the Princess while her father the Sultan is away at war. When Jaffar finds this out, the Prince is locked in the dungeons, where the original game's story starts.[2]

Prince of Persia

Salvation of the Princess

One day, the Sultan of Persia went to wage war in a foreign land and his vizier, Jaffar, is left to rule in his stead. Jaffar locks the Princess's love, a street urchin, away from Jaffar wanted to marry her and become Sultan. Jaffar then locks up the Princess herself, giving her a choice: marry Jaffar, or die within an hour.[3]

The hero escapes his prison, and climbs to the top of the tower, to where the Princess is imprisoned, facing a variety of resistance along the way. The Princess' room is guarded by Jaffar, whom the Prince defeats, saving Persia and rescuing the Princess.[3]

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

Jaffar's plan

The Prince was hailed as the hero who defeated the evil Jaffar. He turns down all rewards, instead of asking to marry the princess, which the Sultan of Persia reluctantly agrees to. He then becomes the Prince of Persia, hence the title of the series. As the Prince enters the royal courts of the palace one day, his appearance turns into that of a beggar.[2]

Nobody recognizes him, and when he attempts to speak with the Princess, a man who shares his appearance emerges from the shadows, ordering him to be thrown out. With guards pursuing him, the Prince jumps through a window and flees the city by way of a merchant ship.[2]

The ship is struck by lightning, cast by the man the Prince saw in the royal courts (later found to be Jaffar in disguise), just after a mysterious woman appears in the barge and asks the Prince to find her. The Prince regains consciousness, and finds himself on the shore of a foreign island. As the Prince finds his way back to Persia, he finds many useful tools in his quest against Jaffar.[2]

At one point the Prince's mother, revealed to be the mysterious woman on the ship, shows herself, and explains about the prince's father's death, and her plight to abandon the Prince so that he might live. In a temple, the Prince finds that he can separate from his body, transforming into the shadow that Jaffar's magic mirror created in the events of Prince of Persia.[2]

The Prince uses this motive to steal the Sacred Flame of the temple, and then travels back to Persia. Here he immediately encounters Jaffar, who flees. The Prince transforms into the shadow bearing the blue flame once again, and pursues Jaffar, whom he catches and casts a blue flame at, defeating him. The Princess awakens from a spell Jaffar set upon her, and the Prince orders Jaffar's ashes are scattered. As the Prince and Princess ride into the distance, however, it is revealed that a witch is watching them through a crystal ball.[2]

Prince of Persia 3D

Assan and Rugnor

The Prince and Sultan of Persia visit the Sultan's brother, Assan. Soon enough, the Prince's personal bodyguards are killed, himself locked in the dungeon, and the Sultan taken by Assan. The Prince escapes the dungeon, and it is revealed that the Sultan of Persia promised Assan many years ago that his daughter would marry his son, Rugnor, not the Prince. The Prince finds the two, but Assan kills the Sultan by mistake, with the blade meant for the prince. Assan runs, but the Prince decides to pursue Rugnor instead, who has taken the Princess of Persia captive.[4]

The Prince pursues them through the poverty struck city, finding them boarding a dirigible. The prince climbed to the machine, only for it to be struck by lightning. The Princess is flown away by Rugnor on a flying beast, while the prince falls. He ends up stuck in some sort of limbo world. He eventually finds a flying beast, which takes him to Rugnor's home.[4]

The prince climbs the mountain to get to the palace. He makes his way through the temples throughout the palace. He ties her to a large gear machine, attempting to crush her. The Prince, however, arrives before this happens, kills Rugnor, and deactivates the machine. The Prince then escapes with the Princess, with the flying beast, but the Prince takes the Princess in the opposite direction of Persia.[4]

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