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King Sharaman
Biographical Data
Alias Sand King
Gender Male
Origin Persia
Species Human
Relative(s) Mehri (wife, deceased)[1], Prince (son), Malik (son, deceased)
Current Status Deceased
Professional Data
Occupation Ruler of Persia (formerly)
Affiliation(s) Persia
Item(s)/Weapon(s) King's Sword
Powers None
Abilities None
Out of Universe Data
Appearance(s) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (game),
Battles of Prince of Persia,
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Voiced by Warren Burton (The Sands of Time)

"I want no animals or maidens harmed until I have chosen! Let it be known King Sharaman is merciful in victory!"
—King Sharaman[2]

Sharaman was the king of Persia and father of the Prince and Malik.


Early Life

Sharaman was well known as a fearsome warrior, who looked to expand his kingdom by conquering neighboring or allied countries. He ruled Persia with his wife, Queen Mehri.[1] However, individuals like the Old Man[3], a man whom regarded as a friend, and Darius[1] looked after his youngest son, the Prince and presumably Malik as well. The Prince looked up to his father and the two were close despite his absences. Sharaman's was known to be a merciful leader. He was kind to his people and loved them, as the Prince has remarked countless times.[4]

Invasion of India

One fateful day, Sharaman made a secret alliance with the Vizier to the Maharajah of India, who betrayed his master in return for a share of the plunder in the treasure vaults.[5]

Sharaman defeated the Indians and took back many gifts, but angered the Vizier by allowing his son to keep the Dagger of Time as a memento of his first victory, as well as keeping the Hourglass of Time as a gift to the Sultan of Azad.[5]

First Death

Once in Azad, Sharaman gave the Hourglass to the Sultan, who questioned its glowing interior. The Vizier tricked the Prince into opening the Hourglass, turning all except himself, the Prince and the captured Maharajah's daughter Farah, into sand monsters.[5]

Sharaman was transformed into a Sand Creature. He attacked the Prince and Farah until he was killed by his own son. His death, as well as the destruction caused by the Sands of Time, was undone by the Grand Rewind.[5]

Timeline Restored

With the events in Azad erased and the timeline restored, the Prince was able to prevent the invasion of India by foiling the Vizier's plans when. Sharaman returned to Persia with the Prince and continued to rule.

Some time after the events of Azad, Sharaman sends the Prince to former territory of King Solomon, to study under his elder brother, Malik, in order to learn how to become a better leader.[4] After the events that led to the release of Ratash's Sand Army, the Prince returned to Babylon to inform his father of Malik's death.

Falling out

Prior to Prince's departure to the Island of Time to escape the Dahaka, at some point, Sharaman and the Prince had a falling out. Sharaman attempted to appeal to his son, offering to listen to him, however, the Prince --- full of fear and pride --- refused to his father's help.[note 1] The Prince reveals this much to Farah in the Hanging Garden Babylon[6], but he never expresses what the argument that led to their parting was about.

Altering the Timeline

Second Death

The Prince left for the Island of Time in the hopes of stopping the Dahaka[3], for cheating death as it was fated in the original timeline. Because the Prince altered the timeline by saving Kaileena and killing the Dahaka, Babylon was attacked by the forces of the Vizier, who drove Sharaman into the palace's catacombs and killed him.[6] His sword was recovered by the Prince and his death provided his son with the willpower necessary to overthrow the Dark Prince and destroy Zurvan.[6]


  1. Prince: We did not part on the best of terms. It was many years ago. I was young and full of pride. Full of fear as well. He offered to listen, but I could not find the words. Would not find them. And I only hope that I may see him once more. To say that I am sorry."


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