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I am Erazor Djinn! I am the one who shall carve up this world as I see fit.
~ Erazor Djinn
I am Alf-Layla-wa-Layla. I AM the Arabian Nights! I will be its new creator! I will remake this world and this reality in my own image!
I am... the creator. The stories of this world are... MINE!
Erazor Djinn is the main antagonist of Sonic and the Secret Rings. He is an evil spirit who grew tired of his existence within the storybook of the Arabian Nights and decided to absorb the tales of the book to increase his power and ultimately enter the real world: in the process he would erase the entire book from existence along with all the world that lay within it.
He was voiced by Peter Cormican in the English dubbed version, and Masashi Ebara in the Japanese version.
In order to combat the evil spirit's threat, the Genie of the Ring named Shahra came to Sonic to have the blue hedgehog aid in defeating Erazor Djinn before he could succeed in erasing all the worlds of the Arabian Nights universe.
However, early in the game, Sonic defends Shahra from Erazor Djinn and ends up with a flaming arrow of some description embedded in his chest: Erazor Djinn then informs Sonic that he shall die unless he brings the 7 World Rings to him in time, in this way he forces Sonic to collect the seven rings for him and aid his quest for world domination.
When the seven World Rings are finally in his possession he absorbs them, becoming a hideous and powerful monster Alf-Layla-wa-Layla (Arabic: ألف ليلة و ليلة) of apocalyptic proportions whose name can be translated from Arabic as "A thousand nights and one night". But he is later defeated by Sonic using a new super-form known as Darkspine Sonic. Erazor survives the fight, and mocks Sonic, saying that he is immortal and will always come back after defeat. However, Sonic reveals that he has Erazor's lamp (given to him by Sahahra and reverted to its normal form when she died), and states "The genie of the lamp is supposed to grant three wishes, am I right?" Despite Erazor's refusal to ever grant a wish for Sonic, he is helpless against the power of his lamp and forced to do so. Sonic wishes for Erazor to resurrect Shahra, restore the works of the Arabian Nights, and seal himself into his lamp until the end of time. After granting the wishes, Erazor begs for Shahra to help him, but she refuses, leaving him to be sucked into his lamp. At the end, Sonic drops the lamp into the Foundry where he fought the Ifrit, either destroying it or keeping anybody from ever finding it.
Like most villains in Sonic's Rogues Gallery, Erazor is depicted as a power-mad despot who seeks to rule both the world of Arabian Nights and Sonic's world. To that end, he is willing to put anything he pleases on the line and kill anyone who gets in his way.
In the past, he seemed to have known Shahra and had a good relationship, but it seemed he put this behind him as seen when he nearly kills her and did not seemed concerned about her well being, calling her weak.
Powers and Abilities
Erazor has access to many magical skills of incredible power. King Solomon even claimed that his power was nearly godlike. His most notable ability is the "Flame of Judgment" curse, which when the flame goes out, the person who is cursed dies, even if it is another immortal being. He has the ability to summon spirits and other various monsters from whatever confinements they may have. He can also fly and teleport. He is also a very capable swordsman, able to create lines of fire when he swings his sword and is easily capable of holding his own in a fight with Sonic, but they did not give him the power to defeat Sonic, though.
As a Genie, Erazor is a immortal being and can therefore survive any kind of physical punishment, which allows him to return from any defeat and keep fighting. He is also able to grant the wishes of others, since he is the genie of the lamp, but would never willingly do that, if it was never for the magic lamp, which forces him to do it anyway.
The true form of Alf Layla-wa-Layla (Alf-Layla-wa-Layla) with all seven World Rings.
In one cutscene of Sonic and the Secret Rings, when Erazor Djinn was summoning Ifrit by using a spell or some sayings, he said the word "Jahannam", "Jahannam" is an Arabic word meaning "Hell".
"Djinn" is an Arabic word for "Genie".
Erazor's name is pun of eraser, since he has erasing the Arabian Nights, and razor, as he attacks with a razor-based weapon (this is confirmed in the developer's notes in the 'special book' section of the game).
Erazor and Shahra might have been good friends or even lovers, but it was never exactly stated in the game, though there were hints throughout the story.
Throughout the story, he incorrectly refers to Sonic as a rat, to which Sonic tries to correct him in regards to what his true species is. The only time he ever correctly identified Sonic by his correct species is just before he attempted to sacrifice him.
Erazor Djinn is one of the few villains to survive a super form battle (Chaos, Metal Sonic, and Gemerl also have this trait), however, Darkspine Sonic is weaker than Super Sonic and he also stated that he is immortal. These two factors imply that he is one of the strongest villains in the series.
Erazor Djinn is left handed; throughout Sonic and the Secret Rings he brands his sword in his left hand, never his right hand.
Tossing Erazor Djinn's lamp in the lava is a reference to Jafar's demise while in his Genie form and the destruction of his Lamp in The Return of Jafar.
It is possible that both Erazor and Sonic gain the ability to alter the Arabian Nights when transformed, as Sonic is capable of hearing the dead Shahra and Erazor is able to bring her back to life (albeit being forced to do so), despite the original Arabian Nights stating that revivals were impossible.