The similarities are impossible to ignore. Aladdin was a man of ill-repute with an equally unscrupulous monkey, and so is this nameless Indiana Jones henchman. Yes, this street rat and his diabolical monkey never caught that hero-making break that transformed him from gutter trash to warlock-overthrowing prince, so in the streets he remained, lurking in the shadows of the city, stealing what he and Abu needed to survive, their clothes getting more and more haggard as the years raked cruelly over them. Once the Nazis moved in to occupy their country, Abu quickly learned the appropriate salute to win the soldiers over and gain their trust so that he could mug them, much like how he learned to mimic the Sultan in order to rob local fruit vendors. Aladdin, meanwhile, lost an eye, but gained a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, their hard, dangerous lifestyle eventually catches up to them, and Aladdin, seeking to score some coin by eliminating handsome archaeologist Indiana Jones, accidentally poisons Abu, his greatest friend and ally, who in all likelihood was rolled unceremoniously into a trash can by Indy and Sallah.
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