Antagonists Wiki
King Julien (All Hail King Julien).png
King Julien XIII
Background information
Feature films Madagascar
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (movies)

Danny Jacobs (shows and video games)

Performance model
Inspiration Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story
Emperor Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove
Bloo from Fosters home for Imaginary friends
Character information
Other names
Personality Funny, kind, absent-minded, stubborn, brainy, supportive, cynical, hyper, romantic, lazy, arrogant, pompous, cowardly, naive, shrewd, ingenious, snarky, quick-tempered, ungenerous (sometimes), rude (sometimes), selfish (sometimes), bossy (sometimes), antagonistic (sometimes), discourteous (sometimes), hypocritical (sometimes)
Affiliations Neutral/Good
Friends Maurice (best friend), Mort (sometimes, second best friend), Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, Skipper (friend and rival), Kowalski, Rico, Private, Mason and Phil, Zuba, Florrie, Vitaly, Gia, Stefano, Sonya (girlfriend), Esmeralda, Esperanza and Ernestina, Frankie, Freddie, Jonesy and Shakey, Manu and Maya, Marlene, Burt, Bada and Bing, Joey, Roger, Eggy, Doris, Lemmy, Clover, Masikura, Xixi, Timo, Sage, other friends
Enemies Fossas, Alex (formerly), ChantelDuBois, Bada and Bing (sometimes), Joey (formerly), Dr. Blowhole, Savio, Clemson, Hans, King Julien XII, Karl, Koto, Red, Maurice (sometimes), Mort (usually), Skipper (sometimes), Kowalski (sometimes), Rico (sometimes), Private (sometimes), other enemies
Minions Mort, Maurice
Likes Dancing, being king, hurting mort's feelings, being rude, being mean, getting his way, getting what he wants, torturing mort, being worshipped, fruit, Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, the "New York Giants", women, Sonya, Mort (sometimes)
Dislikes Mort (usually), being polite (frequently), being nice (sometimes), not getting his way, apologizing, mort touching his feet, danger, not being worshiped
Powers and abilities

King Julien is a major character and occasional antagonist in Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, a minor character in Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie, the anti-heroic deuteragonist and central antagonist of The Penguins of Madagascar series and the anti-heroic main protagonist of All Hail King Julien.

Despite being an anti-hero he is sometimes an antagonist



Self-proclaimed "Lord of the Lemurs," Julien ruled over a great colony of lemurs in Madagascar with charisma and certainly little ability to lead. It's a goof for Julien to be a king since male ring tails are not leaders (although in the movie Maurice said he was "self-proclaimed" lord of the lemurs). Julien had parties for his people on Madagascar with much frequency, the likes of which were interrupted constantly by the Fossa, which trespassed onto the lemur villages, interrupting their parties, ripping their limps off, and devouring all that they could catch. The day Alex and his friends came to Madagascar, King Julien and his subjects were enjoying one of their parties when it was invaded by Fossa. When the Fossa were scared off by Alex, Julien and his people were hiding in the trees and saw this scene, thinking Alex and his friends were giants from some faraway land, with Julien coming forward and presenting himself as the king of the lemurs.

When asked where the people were, Julien pointed to a skeleton of a man caught in a parachute hanging from a tree. Later that night, Julien had a meeting of the lemurs and other creatures of the jungle in the plane. Julien insisted that if they could make friends with Alex and his friends, the Fossa would be scared away for good. Maurice was skeptical about this plan but Julien insisted that, being king, his ideas were the best. When Alex and his friends were ready to go back to New York, Julien gifted them his crown; however he had already made himself a bigger, better one, with a gecko named Stevie on it. Julien proclaims that while he is in New York, Stevie will take his place as king, leaving the other lemurs speechless.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

After leaving Stevie the gecko in charge, Julien, along with Maurice and Mort, accompany Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman to New York on the plane built by the penguins. (After kicking Mort off the plane.) He is in the first class, ordering constant refreshments, and amusing himself with plane crash videos. As the plane crashes down to Africa after running out of fuel and momentum, Julien takes utter pleasure in the feeling of weightlessness caused by the high speed descent. By being in First Class, he escapes the crash with a parachute. Upon arriving in Africa, Julien at first believes they are in New York, and makes himself a new crown, declaring himself king (although nobody pays much attention). Later, when the reserve watering hole dries up, Julien suggests that they make a sacrifice to 'his good friends, the water gods' at the volcano to replenish the water.

He asks for a volunteer for the sacrifice, and Melman comes forward since he believes he was going to die soon anyway. But after Melman realized he was going to live, he gave up on being a sacrifice, leaving Julien disappointed at his plan's failure. However, Mort arrives soon after, followed by a persistent shark that had been attempting to eat him. This shark then falls into the volcano, and as Julien comes out of the volcano, he sees the water coming back to the reserve (due, in fact, to a dam constructed by Nana being destroyed by Alex and Zuba), and is convinced of his plan's success.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

King Julien has a supporting role in this film. He goes with the crew to Europe after crash landing their own plane (again), and appears in a lot of scenes. One of them is when he is ready to flip the switch when Maurice gives the signal and Mort is holding the clock. He presses it, shutting the power down and also appears in another scene where Captain Chantel DuBois pursues them while Gloria, Melman, Marty, Alex, The penguins (Skipper, Rico, Private, Kowalski), and Maurice, Mort and King Julien go on a high speed chase in a Luxury Assult Recreational vehicle (L.A.R.V.), when King Julien pops open the door and thinks he's famous and calls them "Paparazzi", gleefully telling them not to take his picture. He is hit with a tranquilizer dart.

The vehicle falls with King Julien while the rest are scared. The exception is Maurice, who looks hopeful. However, he lives by another plane lifting the vehicle up (to Maurice's disappointment). Later in the movie, Julien appears with Sonya (a bear he fell in love with). They go on a romantic tour around Rome, and they go to Vatican City where Julien stands in line to kiss the pope's ring. When he kisses the ring, he secretly puts it in his mouth and places it on Sonya's finger. When her tricycle is broken on the steps of the Vatican, he buys her a motorcycle instead with the pope's ring because he can't bear to see her unhappy.

They continue together, performing as an acrobatic duo on Sonya's motorbike in the circus. When the circus returns to New York and the animals are uncovered, he goes with the Zoo animals, but is shot with another dart. Not being one of the Zoo animals, he gets back to the circus animals, who realize the Zoo animals are in danger as a result.

In the end, Julien decides to give up being a king to be with Sonya.

Villainous Acts

  • He frequently abuses Mort whenever Mort touches his fеet.
  • He let Mort to test are Alex, Маrtу, МеIman and Gloriа dangerous without feeling remorse if something happens to Mort.
  • He wanted to steal Penguins' TV, and encouraged Mort to do it.
  • He wanted from skunks to spray Mort plush toys, and tricked Mort to chase the people who were putting toys in the factory to get rid of him.
  • He made fun of others and lamed them on his birthdaу.


  • Julien is depicted as being leader of the lemurs. However in real life lemur society, male lemurs are low ranking whilst females are dominant.
  • He is similar to Bloo from fosters home for imaginary friends clever, self-centered, mischievous, cynical, jealous, greedy, narcissistic, antagonistic immature
  • He is also similar to Mr. Potato Head who is cynical and rude