- "Arhhh! I was on my way home! I had more gold than you could count! I'd've have wine! Women! I'd've had carpets this thick! Now I'm stuck with an angry God and a crazy woman!"
- ―The Prince[src]
The Prince as he appears in Prince of Persia (2008)
|Occupation||Adventurer, Vagabond, Tomb Raider|
|Relatives||Elika (beloved), Ahriman (enemy)|
|Appearance(s)||Prince of Persia (2008), Epilogue, The Fallen King, Stories And Secrets|
The Prince is depicted as a thief, clad in rags of red and blue color scheme.The character is illustrated as a normal person, not a noble prince. He is an extremely agile and cunning warrior, proving to be an able swordsman. He is shown to be younger and more muscular than the Prince from the Sands of Time trilogy. He wields a long sword and a mysterious gauntlet on his left hand, which will enable him to run across and jump from walls.
At the start of the game, the Prince is an adventurer, a drifter wandering from adventure to adventure with no real ties, always living in the present. To him, the past is gone and he carries no burdens, the future is yet to come and it will take care of itself, . All that matters now is the thrill of the moment, the next heartbeat, the next corner, jump and sensation. Ubisoft drew their inspiration from adventurers like Sinbad in the Arabian Nights, Han Solo from Star Wars and Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings.
The Prince mentions his mother wanted him to stop adventuring and settle down with a wife saying adventures would kill him (Which he begins to agree with). Although he refuses to talk about his past, he mentions in conversations that his parents are dead, leaving to fight another one's battle and never returning.
It is heavily implied that the Prince secretly fears losing a friend, or at least someone close to him, which is the reason why he constantly changes companions in order to not become close to anyone; his abandonment by his parents and nearly everyone around him may attribute this.
Like all epic heroes, what the Prince wears says a lot about who he is and what he has been through. He has elements of luxury in his dress - the red and blue cloth that he uses as a turban and scarf that would be available only to those with money - however he is also perfectly capable of putting functionality before style by wearing plain leather leggings to help protect his legs rather than dazzle the eye.
The Prince believes people cannot be trusted and that living in the past is ignorant. His "live for today" attitude allows him to perform death defying stunts without fear. Through dialogue with Elika, the Prince reveals that when he was a child, his parents went to the aid of another kingdom, leaving him in the care of relatives. They promised that they would retrieve him one day, but never did, and he presumes they died. He describes their act as "fighting someone else's battle", which he thinks is a waste of time. Nearing the end of the game, the Prince seems to be attracted to and genuinely caring for Elika. He's also a dreamer, hoping for all the riches of the world.
In the ending of the DLC Prince of Persia: Epilogue, it is shown that the Prince really cares for Elika considering that he does not want her to leave him to find the other Ahura. However in The Fallen King he appears to accept her departure and after cleansing another land of the corruption.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Peak Human Conditioning: The Prince(Like the Sands of Time Counterpart) is physically extraordinary trained and is a peak-level athlete. His speed, strength, stamina, endurance, agility and reflexes allow him to perform incredible physical feats, some of which even seem impossible like reaching the a high cliff by jumping up beween two walls or running along a wall, though only for a short distance of several met
Peak Human Strength
Peak Human Endurance
Peak Human Stamina
Peak Human Agility: The Prince has shown great skill in his agility throughout the events of Prince of Persia , able to run on walls and jump incredible distances for a human. He also incorportates his agility in Sword fighting.
Peak Human Reflexes: The Prince's reflexes are sharp, and aid him throught his use of his sword in combat
Master Swordsman: The Prince has displayed a mastery of using swords, defeating powerful Ahriman Monsters alongside with Elika with his skill.
Expert Thief: While his theiving skills have never been seen onscreen, he is portrayed as a theif and probably is skill in the art of thieving
Weapon Specialist: The Prince has not only shown skill in using a sword, but also his gautlet. He even uses it to aid him in wall running and climbing.
Despite his superhuman-like agility, stamina, conditioning, and reflexes, The Prince naturally posses no powers.
- "(to The Mourning King) Hey, the next time you want to win your daughter back, you could try giving her a pony. The apocalypse doesn't really cut it."
- "Gods, monsters, crazy women... [laughs] What's the difference?"
- "Ahriman, Ormazd, corruption, corrupted. Why couldn't I have fallen in a canyon full of lost amazons?"
- "You had to pick this Religion? You couldn't have picked one where all the evil Creatures were I don't know... slightly angry sheep?"
- "The corrupted sold their souls? What's the going rate?"
- There are 3 unlockable Alternate Skins for the Prince in the game, these skins include the Prince from the Sands of Time, Altair from Assasin's Creed and the new Prince' prototype skin.
- Throughout the game, the Prince is not referred to as one who was born with noble blood, instead, he is known as a thief, vagabond and a tomb raider.
- The proof of the Prince' development was first confirmed when a file was leaked to the internet in September 2006 but Ubisoft didn't made any comment. The following year, another file was leaked revealing artworks and prototype skins of a new female ally but still, Ubisoft didn't made any comment. On April 2008, Ubisoft officially announced that there will be a new Prince of Persia game which will bring a new storyline and a new Prince to the franchise that was based on the original 1989 Prince of Persia game. This was of course an outright lie as no part of the character design or storyline had any similarity whatsoever to the original game.