Prince of Persia: The Fallen King


The Magus is shown to have an incredibly strong will, able to fight off the influence and corruption of Ahriman, a feat that was previously thought to be impossible. And not only that, but he is also continue to fight Ahriman.[1] The Magus is also very wise and knowledgeable, explaining to the Prince on the magical occurrences and events that take place during their journey and knowledgeable in seals.[1]


Zal is a powerful user of magic, granted to his people and himself by Ormazd. His prowess allows him to defeat his other half, the King, with apparent ease on his own and despite not wanting to fight the Prince, easily swatted him aside. Zal once mentioned that it was his magic that kept the City of the New Dawn from being completely corrupted, though it waned by the time the Prince arrived.[1]

He has shown the ability of achieving levitation, telekinesis, creates shields to protect the Prince, and fire magical white-blue orbs that can interact with the environment and push others though it seems to do little to no damage.[note 1]

Half corrupted, Zal can manipulate corruption. He has been able to manipulate globules of corruption to kill his enemies, use corruption to grapple him and the Prince, freeze corruption that comes in the form of fire or elastic globules of it for a certain time, and teleport between 2 corruption portals. Like all those corrupted, he has the added ability to freely pass through corruption without any adverse effects.[1]

He also is able to eventually fuse with the Prince to grant him his powers. Additionally, it is expressed that those who inhabit the City of New Dawn like Zal are fabled to be able to summon Ormazd himself. Despite having a strong will, Zal transforms into a darker version of himself on account of Ahriman's influence and his waning powers requiring the Prince to battle him to get him back to his senses or the usage of a special elixir made by the Ancestor.[1]


  1. When using this ability in the game, it doesn't damage the enemies. However, the Prince in the opening scene was pushed and somewhat damaged in their first encounter.