Zahra, the Genie
|Origin||Genie from Izdihar|
|Occupation||Guiding the Prince|
|Appearance(s)||The Forgotten Sands (Wii)|
- "It is clear you do not trust me or you would call me by my name. In case you have forgotten, it is Zahra"
Zahra is a small genie that the Prince acquired in a peculiar marketplace. She promised him mastery over death itself, a princess and a kingdom of his own.
After several months travelling trough the desert, the Prince and the genie arrived in an oasis, when the Prince kissed a statue possessed by Zahra binding their souls and giving him immortality. However, the Prince accidentally freed a magic vine called the Haoma by taking a magic sword out of a strange statue, who revealed to be a woman corrupted by the plant, the Sorceress. Zahra then revealed the hero that she wanted him to destroy the vine, but he just released it.
Suddenly a gigantic monster, know as the Beast attacked the Prince, who stabbed his abdomen with the sword. Unfortunately, the creature broke the weapon (the only thing able to destroy the Haoma) and, burned by the sunlight, fled with the blade in its body. The Prince and the genie followed the creature trough the entire kingdom, but eventually failed.
The genie gave the Prince multiple powers sealed into temples which allowed him to climb on walls, cast tornadoes and sand bubbles which allowed him to float in the air. While they were on search of this powers, they were attacked by the Sorceress who, disgusted by the presence of Zahra, summoned a powerful monster to kill the Prince.
However, the Prince defeated the creature and reached several temples till he met with the Sorceress once again. This time, she promised him the conquest of the world and the beautiful princess of Izdihar. The Prince refused and with the genie escaped the monster.
Later, the genie revealed that she was once an inhabitant of Izdihar and was responsible, along with those of her kind, to protect the kingdom. However, they were impotent against the Haoma, and so Izdihar fell. Humiliated by this, Zahra searched someone to destroy the vine: the Prince.
Finally, the Prince found the Beast, who once were the last sultan of Izdihar. After having defeated the monster, the hero restored the sword and fought the Sorceress once again. The Prince was able to destroy the Haoma by destroying its heart and the Sorceress with it. However, after the Sorceress collapsed, it was revealed that she was the last princess of Izdihar. Suddenly, the Haoma seized the princess, but the Prince saved her giving her his immortal soul.
The Prince and Zahra ran out of the kingdom, that was quickly swallowed by the sand. The two companions then dived into an abyss, where the Prince assumed an ethereal form. The hero eventually escaped the kingdom, but Zahra was gone.
- "Zahra" means "flower" in Arabic.
- "Zahra" is a Maltese surname