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Sa'luk was the primary antagonist of the Disney animated-sequal Aladdin and the King of Thieves.

He was a relentless, brutal brute and took pleasure in slaughtering - he had a signature-weapon in the form of a knuckleduster with 3 bronze claws attached.

He was very sturdy and an exceptionally capable fighter, able to defeat the entire Forty Thieves without breaking a sweat and murder a shark with his bare hands.

Physically he was tall, gray skinned and wore a black vest, a red cummerbund and baggy blue pants.

Role In Film

When Aladdin arrived at the thieves' lair, Sa'luk, mad at Cassim for leading them to a failed attempt to steal the oracle from Aladdin's wedding, attempted a mutiny against Cassim, but Aladdin stepped in before they could fight and subdued Sa'luk. Sa'luk says to the other thieves that they must kill Aladdin for knowing the location of the hideout afterwards. Cassim, having little authority over the thieves but wanting to save his son, gave Aladdin the chance to fight for his life. Sa'luk volunteered to be "the one to test him" at once. Aladdin took a severe beating, but was able to subdue and defeat Sa'luk at last, who fell down a cliff during the fight to his apparent demise.

But Sa'luk survived and knew that he would have been replaced by Aladdin by now. Outraged, Sa'luk revealed the location of the thieves' hideout to Razoul, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. When Razoul apprehended 31 of the thieves, Sa'luk found out that Cassim and Aladdin were not among them. When Sa'luk heard that Aladdin was in Agrabah, he presumed Cassim was too, and reveals that Cassim, Aladdin's recently-arrived father, was the King of Thieves. Then he returned to the thieves lair, and convinced the remaining seven thieves that it was actually Cassim who gave up the location of the hideout. He rallied the thieves to join him in his own quest for the Hand of Midas. When Cassim and Iago showed up at the thieves' lair, Sa'luk had them tied up. The thieves sailed away, trying to find the Vanishing Island, where the hand of Midas was, with the oracle's assistance; however, Iago got away and told Aladdin.

Aladdin and the company followed the thieves to the Vanishing Isle, where they engage in a great battle. Sa'luk cornered both Aladdin and Cassim and demanded that they gave him the hand or he would slaughter Aladdin. Cassim threw the golden hand, and Sa'luk stingily grabbed it - but by the golden hand itself instead of the wooden handle. He was turned into a golden statue and fell to the bottom of the sea right away, shortly before the Vanishing Island disappeared beneath the water.