Artwork of Farah as she appeared in The Two Thrones
|Occupation||Princess of India (former), Queen of Persia (present)|
|Relatives||Tamina(movie counterpart), Maharajah (father), Kalim (brother), Sharaman (father-in-law), Prince (lover)|
|Appearance(s)||The Sands of Time, The Forgotten Sands (Mentioned Only) Warrior Within (cameo), The Two Thrones|
- "Listen to this:[reading] "Love is life, so if you want to live, die in love, die in love if you want to stay alive."..."
- ―Farah (Reading from a book to the Prince that she found in the library)[src]
Childhood of the princess Farah Edit
Unenslaving the captured princessEdit
Farah's life was turned upside down when her father's Vizier betrayed them to Sharaman of Persia. Hiding from the invaders, she observed them taking the Dagger of Time and the Sands of Time. She was then captured as a slave and brought to Azad. She witnessed the Prince's opening of the Hourglass in Azad, and tried to stop him, but was preventedfrom doing so by Sharaman's guards.
Change of TimeEdit
Eventually, the Prince and Farah were forced by circumstance to work together, eventually forming a close bond. They still did not completely trust each other, but found themselves slowly falling in love. When they finally found the Hourglass, the Prince's hesitation caused both of them to fall into the catacombs. While there, the two's feelings continue to develop, and she relates to him a tale of how her mother once told her an incantation which would cause a door to open magically, should she ever be alone and afraid. When the Farah says this word, "Kakolookiyam", a door opens from the catacombs, and they enter a surreal bath house, neither sure if they are dreaming or not.
However, despite having apparently fallen in love with the Prince, Farah continued to harbor doubts about his ability to restore the sands to the hourglass. Because of this, she decided that she was the only one capable, so she seduced the Prince into a bath and kissed and made love to him, then stole the Dagger of Time and the sword of the Prince, and attempted to reach the Hourglass herself. However, she left him the Medallion of Time to protect him against the sands.Unfortunately, she was inexperienced with close range combat, and did not know how to refill the dagger with sand. Eventually, she found herself outnumbered against sand monsters and without the ability to rewind time. The monsters were able to knock her off of the Tower of Dawn, but she was caught by the Prince. However, he was only able to grab the blade of the dagger as she fell, while she held the handle. Recognizing that the Prince had virtually no hope of saving her, that he would die if he continued to try, and repenting for her betrayal of the man she loved, Farah whispered to him "Kakolookiyam" and let go of the dagger, despite his desperate pleas. She then fell to her death.
The Prince later openly wept upon discovering her body. He then performed a Grand Rewind, which returned time to the point prior to the Vizier's betrayal and brought Farah back to life. The Prince told her the story of what would happen if the Vizier was allowed to betray them.
The Vizier himself soon arrived and was slain by the Prince, who returned the Dagger of Time to Farah. When asked why he had invented such a fantastic story, and that she owed him thanks for her rescue, the Prince spontaneously kissed her. However, he had erased her love for him, and she rejected him. He then rewound time once again to before kissing her, and replied "You're right. It was just a story." She then asked his name, and he responded 'Just call me: Kakolookiyam.', thus proving the truth of his tale, and ran off into the night. However, he retained possession of the Medallion of Time, which she had given him in the alternate future.
In Mailk's KingdomEdit
The Prince briefly mentiones Farah while telling himslef how does he get into these situations.
Vision of BabylonEdit
When The Prince and Kaileena sail to Babylon they spent the night together. When The Prince is in Kaileena's embrace he sees Babylon and Farah as on of the captives.
Eventually however, Farah's memory of this tale was erased when the Prince once again interfered with the Timeline, making it as if the Sands of Time had never existed. This event backfired on him however, as it resurrected the Vizier , who was drawn to Babylon by the Dagger of Time, after killing the Maharajah and enslaving Farah. He then transformed himself into Zurvan, the God of Time.
Eventually, Farah was accidentally freed by the Prince, and they began to work together, though she was unaware of their past history, the two began falling deeply in love with each other again. During this time, the Prince was battling with the entity known as the Dark Prince, and his actions furthered him from Farah, who soon discovered that the Prince had been infected by the Sands of Time and left him. When the Prince caught up to her in his human form he tried to convince her that the change was only physical, but Farah pointed out the opposite in that two times before this when he had found his own people in distress, he chose to hunt down his enemy instead. Because of this Farah told the Prince that he could go after Zurvan, but he would do so alone. Later on, however, Farah had seen the Prince risk his own life to save several trapped people in a burning building and only going after the people who had trapped them, the Twin Warriors, after they were safe. Farah followed the Prince and saved him from Axe after the Prince had killed Sword and the two continue to work together again. While they make their way up the tower of Babylon, Farah and the Prince learn more about each other and grow even closer, much to the Dark Prince's aggravation. The Prince apologizes to Farah for neglecting his people and caring more about killing Zurvan, but Farah says that she owes him an apology as it was not fair to judge him so quickly and says that she saw what he had done to save his people. Farah was eventually caught by Zurvan, who planned to transform her into a Sand Queen. Though the Prince tried to save her, he was cast down a deep dry well, but the Prince was saved by transforming into the Dark Prince and escaped.
The Prince defeated Zurvan, but was drawn into a nightmare by the Dark Prince. Farah's words managed to draw him from the darkness of his mind, thus defeating the Dark Prince forever. She then asked the Prince how he had known who she was at their first encounter. The Prince then began to tell her the tale of the past, "Most people think that time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time, and I can tell you, they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm. You may wonder who I am and why I say this. Sit down and I will tell you a tale like none that you have ever heard." This is the Prince's first narration from the first game, which brings the story of the Sands of Time Saga full circle.
It is popularly believed that the Prince and Farah later married and become the King and Queen of Persia and together ruled peacefully for many years as beloved monarchs of the Persian Empire.
Throughout the Sands of Time Trilogy, Farah seems to be both a survivor and a victim because she always gets affected in the changes of the timeline but manages to stay alive in every alteration. It was also thanks to her questioning the Prince every time that the entire saga was told full circle.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Master Marksman: Throughout Sands of Time and The Two Thrones, She has been seen shooting from amazing distances with great accuracy and precision with her bow.. She has saved the Prince's life using her skills with a bow many times. She can be seen as a counterpart to the Prince, who is warrior, in a way
- Leadership: Farah is the Princess Of India. As such, One can inquire she takes her position as a potential heir much more seriously. It can be seen when she chastises the Prince about caring for his people thorughout the Two Thrones
- Acrobatics: While not as skilled as the Prince of Persia(Sands of Time Trilogy). She has shown skill in Acrobatics.
- Profiency in Stealth
- Peak Human Conditioning
- Peak Human Stamina
- Skilled Combatant
Because she is human, Farah has no superpowers. However, It should be noted she, at times, possess the Medallion of Time, which can control time(It seems she's unaware of this). Her bow might also be enchanted, as she was seen able to kill Sand Monsters with the bow, Despite only the artifacts of time able to do so.
- Farah's favourite food is the pomegranate.
- In the 2008 game Prince of Persia, Farah is the name of the Prince's donkey. There is also an Alternate Skin allowing Elika to take the appearance of Farah. However it does not change gameplay.
- Farah is using the same type of arrows in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones so when there was an archer in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones which saved his life by shooting an arrow to an enemy, he thought that it could be Farah.
- If you stand next to Farah in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and rewind time, she will comment on how she feels that she had lived that moment before. Apparently the dagger does not have the total ability to mind wipe an event from someone's mind in short bursts. This however is not the same in the epilogue so perhaps it only works if something less complicated (i.e. standing around) is rewound.
- If you look at Farah in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in First-Person camera view, she will make a comment like: "Please don't look at me like that." or "What are you looking at?... Stop staring at me!" with the Prince replying: "Sorry, was I staring? Or "I was not looking at you." The latter comments occur after Farah calls the Prince "her love" after the battle at the harem when she thought he was unconscious. In the elevator in the Tower of Dawn, the dialogue between them after the player turns to first person view and look at her is:
Farah: Your eyes..., they are green. Prince: Really?
- The voice of Farah in the "Sands of Time" was Joanna Wasick although she was replaced by Helen King in the final chapter of the trilogy "The Two Thrones ".
- Even though she's an Indian princess, her name "Farah" is an Islamic word which means joy, happiness amusement, mirth etc.
- Farah makes a brief cameo appearance in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within , and can be seen tied to a large wooden beam in the canonical ending as seen in the video below.
- In the Sands of Time game, if the Prince hits Farah with his sword Farah will comment "What are you trying to do?! Kill me?!" and if the player keeps slashing Farah, her life bar will minus and she will shoot you with her arrow and say "Sorry".
- The Prince\Player can kill Farah in the Sands of Time
- In the Sands of Time, whenever the Prince sheathes his sword if there are enemies in range, Farah will be surprised and comment ""Why did you put your sword away?"" or if he unsheathes his sword when there are no enemies in range, she will say "What!?..."
- In Sands of Time Farah is unable to kill Sand Monsters with her bow. In Two Thrones, however, she is able to. Still, in cutscene after batlle with Twins, her arrows only seem to stagger and knock them down. Also, her bow has changed in apperance, being a simple wooden long bow in Sands of time, it is recurved ivory-metal bow in Two Thrones.
- "You are right to be cautious, but fight as bravely as you may, you cannot defeat this enemy! The Sands will spread! They will consume... Everything! I have heard it said that you are kind as well as brave. Please, help me find the hourglass..."
- ―Farah[src] Confirming that she is in love with the Prince before committing suicide in order to save him.
- "Prince, There's still something I don't understand... How did you really know my name?"
- ―Farah[src] Questioning him one final time as they look out over Babylon together.
Dialogue between herself and the Prince Edit
- "Farah: Give me the Dagger.
- Prince: (Grabbing her) Who are you!?!?!?!
- Farah: I am Farah. The daughter of the Maharajah from whom you stole it. This is your doing!
- Prince: I saw my father turned to sand!!!
- Farah: And we will share his fate, if you do not give me the dagger now!!!"
- ―Farah and the Prince[src] Their first meeting.
- Prince: (After they are thrown into a deep cavern due to his mistrust of Farah) A tomb!
- Farah: (Angrily) You were there! The dagger was in your hand! Why did you hesitate!?!? You think you're cleverer than everybody, but you're just like the rest of them. Those soldier...all they can do is fight. Destroy. Why did I trust you!?! (More tenderly) Why didn't you trust me?
(Later in the dark)
- "Farah: Ow!!!
- Prince: Sorry!
- Farah: Where are you?
- Prince: I'm right here.
- Farah: Hold my hand...don't let go. (Pause) I didn't mean what I said.
- Prince: No, you're right. All that's happened is my doing. I wanted honor and glory. I brought this on us.
- Farah: You are brave and good. If this tomb is to be ours, at least the dagger will be buried with us, and...we are together... (Pause, hearing the Prince shiver) What is it?
- Prince: Nothing.
- Farah: You're trembling.
- Prince: I just don't like closed spaces. (Pause) There must be some way out of here.
- Farah: When I was small, my mother taught me a secret word. She said that when I was afraid, all I had to do was speak that word, and a magic door would open. (Pause) I've never told that to anybody.
- Prince: I can see why. It's the most childish thing I've ever heard of. (Pause) What was the word?
- Farah: Kakolookiyam.
- Prince: "Kakolookiyam". (Hears a door open in the dark) Did you hear that...? Farah?"
- ―Farah and the Prince[src] The pair falling in love.
- "Farah: (Dangling in a chasm by the dagger, the blade of which the Prince is holding her up by with his bleeding hand) Kakolookiyam...
- Prince: Farah!!! NOOO!!!! (She lets go and falls to her death)"
- ―Farah and the Prince[src] Farah proves her love to him.
- "Farah: So it's true, he was a traitor?
- Prince: Take this, return it to your father's treasure vaults...guard it well...
- Farah: I owe you thanks, but why did you invent such a fantastic story, do you think me a child, that I would believe such nonsense?
- (Prince kisses Farah)
- Farah: (pushes him away) I said I owe you thanks. You presume too much.
(Prince rewinds time)
- Farah:...Such a fantastic story, do you think me a child, that I would believe such nonsense?
- Prince:...You're right, it was just a story (gives her the dagger).
- Farah: Wait, I don't even know your name...
- Prince: Just call me...Kakolookiyam..."
- ―Farah and the Prince[src] Their final words before parting in one timeline.
- "Prince: Farah!
- Farah: How do you know my name?
- Prince: Yes...um...I...
- Dark Prince: I eagerly await your response.
- Prince: I have heard tales..wondrous tales of a beautiful...and brave Princess of India. One who has journeyed to Babylon seeking to punish...an evil Vizier who has caused her great distress.
(Farah raises her bow, readies an arrow, and aims toward the Prince)
- Dark Prince: See? Now she's going kill us.
(Farah shoots down the Sand Guard attempting to ambush the Prince from behind)
- Farah: How in the world have you managed to survive that long. Good luck, stranger.
- ―Farah and the Prince[src] Upon meeting for the first time for Farah, and the first time in seven years for the Prince.