The Peddler

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The Peddler

The Peddler KHII.png

Katakana ペドラー Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Pedorā
Voice actors (Ja:) Takashi Matsuo
(En:) Corey Burton
Homeworld Agrabah
Origin Aladdin (1992)
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts coded
The Peddler

Kingdom Hearts II
Aladdin (1992)

He runs a shop offering all kinds of merchandise. There's definitely something suspicious about this fellow, though.
"Jafar might be planning on taking over the palace. I wonder if he'd share any treasure he finds with me."

The Peddler is a mysterious salesman, who is always looking out for his own best interest. He originates from Disney's Aladdin.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

The Peddler occasionally shows up inside Aladdin's House, running a shop while hiding from the Heartless that are overrunning the city.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

During Sora, Donald, and Goofy's first visit, the Peddler chases Aladdin and Abu after Abu stole a lamp from the Peddler. After the lamp's return, Iago recognizes it as Jafar's lamp. Returning to the Peddler's shop, Sora and friends try to purchase the lamp, but the Peddler's price is "a treasure fit for a sultan", prompting the party to go the Cave of Wonders to bring back enough treasure to pay the price. When Sora and company return to the Peddler's shop, they find the Peddler being chased by Pete, who attempts to snatch the lamp, intending to release Jafar and turn him into a Heartless. The chase continues into the palace grounds, where Iago joins in by swooping down and scooping up the lamp in his beak, but crashes into a wall. After Sora and friends defeat Volcanic Lord and Blizzard Lord, they purchase the lamp from the Peddler, sealing it away deep inside the palace.

Sometime before Sora's second visit to Agrabah, the Peddler breaks into the palace to steal some treasure and Jafar telepathically calls to him, tricking the Peddler into releasing him. Jafar departs after being freed, leaving the Peddler empty-handed. Peddler then meets a man in a black coat, who gives the Peddler with treasure to keep quiet about Jafar, claiming he had get rid of him after Jafar became a Heartless.[1]

When Sora and company beam down from the Gummi Ship into the Peddler's shop, which is now filled with treasure. Aladdin bursts in and reveals how the Peddler had let Jafar out of the lamp, prompting the Peddler to run. Sora and his friends later find the Peddler in front of the palace. Peddler admits that he had broken into the palace to steal some treasure and released Jafar in exchange for treasure, as well as his encounter with the main in the black coat, who paid him for his silence about Jafar's return.

Sora can visit the Peddler again in his shop, where he provides a skateboard for Sora to play the SB Sand Slider mini-game.

Vexen's Absent Silhouette can be found in his shop at this point.

Kingdom Hearts coded[edit]

He is the first Agrabah resident the Data-Sora interacts with, and introduces him to a Gravity-based Debug Ability. After Sora fixes Agrabah, he wants a Guard Brace++, for which he'll trade Sora a Sardonyx Ring+.

Personality[edit]

Not much is known about the Peddler, save for his unyielding thirst for wealth. The Peddler is also a very good haggler, as he refuses to give the party Jafar's lamp unless they bring him "a treasure fit for a sultan."

Design[edit]

The Peddler is a very small man with tanned skin, a thin, black goatee, and a rectangular mustache with a triangular gap at his philtum. His clothing is quite simple, consisting of a sky blue robe that reaches the floor, a faded red sash tied around his waist, and brown sandals. The most noticeable aspect of the Peddler's outfit is his ridiculously large, white turban, which is twice as big around as his own head.

Origin[edit]

The Peddler first appears in the opening of Aladdin, attempting to sell the viewer various pieces of junk before pulling out the magic lamp. To convince the viewer that the lamp is really magical, he tells them a story of its abilities, which is the story of Aladdin.

At one point in the production of Aladdin, the Peddler was going to both open and close the movie, and, at the end, reveal himself to be the Genie in disguise. This was dropped for the final film.

The Peddler's role in Kingdom Hearts II is borrowed from that of "Abis Mal", a clumsy bandit who finds and releases Jafar in The Return of Jafar, eventually becoming one of Aladdin's greatest foes.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Kingdom Hearts II, The Peddler: "So true. I had just snuck into the Palace to, er, borrow some treasure when I heard this...voice. It said: 'Release me, and I will give you an even greater reward.' 'Who are you?' I asked. The voice spoke again. 'The true Sultan of Agrabah,' he said. 'Imprisoned by villains.' Oh! Why did I believe such a tall, tall tale? Perhaps I was under Jafar's spell. Yes! That must be it!" / Sora: "And I'm sure the treasure had nothing to do with it, right?" / The Peddler: Maybe a bit. But Jafar, he never gave me a thing..." / Sora: "So where did you get all your treasure?" / Peddler: "Why, the man in the black coat, of course." / Sora: "Organization XIII!? I KNEW it!" / The Peddler: "The treasure was a gift, so I would tell no one about Jafar's return. He said he would destroy Jafar after turning him into a...'Heartless.' So there was no need to upset Agrabah."