Real Name: Azeem
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Moor warrior
Affiliations: Robin Hood
Enemies: Sheriff of Nottingham
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Holy Land, later Sherwood Forest
First Appearance: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled swordsman and bowman.
History: Azeem was a Moor and a Muslim, fighting the Christian crusaders in the Holy Land. Imprisoned for some infraction, he befriended a fellow prisoner, Robin of Locksley, and together they escaped. Owing Locksley his life, Azeem accompanied his new companion back to England, where they learned Locksley's father had been murdered by the Sheriff of Nottingham. The two men joined with other outlaws hiding in the nearby forests, and worked to defeat the evil sheriff.
Comments: Played by Morgan Freeman. An addition to the original legend, Azeem served to add a bit of racial diversity in the 1991 Kevin Costner take on the Robin Hood legend.
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