|AKA||Glorious Genie of the Sultan Prince Razeem the Ribald|
The Voice from the Socket
|Behind the scenes information|
|Appears in||MediEvil: Resurrection|
Al-Zalam was a mighty genie until a run-in with Zarok left him locked inside Daniel's skull. He was there when Sir Dan was killed and saw how cowardly he was in the final moments of his life. Al liked to remind people of his halcyon days often. For this reason, he harboured an enormous grudge against Zarok, which he had in common with Dan. Ultimately this shared purpose turned their uneasy alliance into something of a friendship.
During the events of 1386, Al-Zalam acted as a guide for Dan, dropping hints about the places that they visited, or providing Sir Dan with additional strategies. At first, these hints were simply anecdotal, funny or just plain strange; but as their adventure progressed, Al proved himself a useful sage and companion to Dan.
MediEvil (2019 remake)
While he doesn't appear physically, a stained glass window of him is seen in the Hilltop Mausoleum.
Behind the scenes
Al-Zalam was originally created as a character for the 2003 MediEvil 3 Fate's Arrow concept pitch, where he would have helped Dan block the magic of the evil sorceress Kiyante. His role in MediEvil: Resurrection as a sidekick is based on Morten the Earthworm from the original MediEvil.
- "Al-Zalam" is Arabic in origin, and translates to 'The Dark' or 'The Darkness'.
Reception to Al-Zalam's character was mixed from critics and overwhelmingly negative from fans of the series. .
- He and his kind are allergic to cats, at least according to dialogue.
- He lost his sister at a carnival due to using her in a wager, though this may be a joke made by him.
- He also had a (supposedly) very ugly first wife.
- He was heard in the teaser trailer for the MediEvil remake, along with a gargoyle, Death and the witches.