Whimsical, silly, and sweet, Jasmine's dad, although a tad bit misguided, ultimately wanted what was best for his daughter. Like with some of our other favorite Disney princesses (Belle and Ariel, for example), the Sultan had to be both mother and father to Jasmine, and with a little help from Rajah, we think he did a great job. Poor guy was always fighting a losing battle with that tiger and his boxers, but bless him: he never stopped trying.
Best line: "Well, am I Sultan or am I Sultan? From this day forth, the Princess shall marry whomever she deems worthy."