So I just watched Aladdin: Return of Jafar and I saw major similarities between these two villains. Jafar is a once human archvillain who became too evil and almost took over Agraba. So, the good Robbin Williams Genie (representing Jacob) takes away his humanity and turns Jafar into a genie, a smoke monster of sorts. Jafar is confined to his lamp and spends the whole movie trying to escape. Meanwhile, he tries to enact revenge on Aladdin and his friends (the candidates) by killing them, but since he is a genie, Jafar can't kill people directly, so he has other people do it for him.