Rameses II


Pharaoh of the Exodus


The Prince of Egypt


Pharaoh of Egypt


Great (if harsh) leadership skills, unlimited political power




To become as great a leader as his father - even if it means executing the Hebrews

Type of Villain

Evil Ruler

I am Egypt! The Morning and the Evening Star! If I say "Day is Night", it will be written, and you will be what I say you are! I say you are innocent.
- Rameses to Moses.
Rameses with his son on his royal boat

Rameses and his son on the royal boat.

The great sphinxes of Rameses

The great sphinxes of Rameses.

Rameses on his war chariot

Rameses on his war chariot.

Rameses screaming No as his army was being drowned by the Red Sea

Rameses screaming No after his army is drowned in the Red Sea.

Rameses and his son holding onto each other during the plague of flies

Rameses and his son holding each other during the plague of flies.

Rameses II is the main antagonist and the son of Queen Tuya and Pharaoh Seti. He is Moses's foster brother. He becomes Pharaoh in May 1279 BCE.

Early Life Edit

king Rameses was born in Egypt while the Hebrews were in slavery. As a toddler, his father The Great Pharaoh Seti believed that the Hebrews would become too powerful and overthrow the Egyptians. To try and prevent this, Seti ordered every newborn baby boy born to the Hebrews to be thrown into the Nile River. While Seti's soldiers did this horrible deed, a Hebrew mother saved her baby by placing him in a basket and setting him adrift on the Nile so he would be safe. The baby was discovered by Queen Tuya, Seti's wife, who adopted the baby and named him Moses. Ramses and Moses grew up best friends and brothers. He would often get in trouble for something Moses did. He was named Prince Regent by his father, and then he in turn named Moses "Royal Chief Architect." Soon after Moses fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian, Seti died and Rameses became Pharaoh.

Exodus Edit

Some 23 years after becoming Pharaoh, Ramses and his wife had a son named Amun-her-khepeshef. When his son was 8, his adopted brother Moses returned to Egypt. At first, Rameses was excited to see his brother again and even pardoned Moses of his crimes, but after Moses revealed why he was there ( to convince Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go ), Rameses became angry with him. He then doubled the Hebrews' work, which didn't go over too well with the slaves. Later on that day, he and his son were on a boat on the Nile when Moses demanded that the slaves should be let go. Rameses then ordered his guards to arrest Moses, but Moses turned the entire River Nile into blood. Egypt was later plagued by Frogs, Pestilence, Flies, Death of Livestock, Boils, Flaming Hail, Locusts, and Darkness, but Pharaoh would still not let the Hebrews go. While in darkness, Moses came to Rameses and asked him one last time to let the Hebrews go. Rameses, at first, was very hostile, but then remembered the times when he and Moses grew up together, At one point, he even asked Moses why things couldn't be how they were. However, when he saw his frightened son his heart was hardened, and he claimed he was going to kill the firstborn sons of the Hebrews. Ironically, that night the Angel of Death passed Egypt and took the lives of every Egyptian firstborn son, even Ramses' own. This plague forced Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go. After the Hebrews left, his heart was hardened again, and he took his army, trapping the Hebrews at the Red Sea. God then blocked the Egyptian army with a pillar of fire and parted the Sea, allowing the Hebrews to escape. Once the pillar vanished, Rameses tried to follow the Hebrews, but he was thrown from his chariot and his entire
Rameses in his thrown room with his and his father's statue behind him

Rameses in his thrown room with his and his father's statue in the background.

army drowned in the Sea, which returned to its normal state after the Hebrews made it through.

Actors Edit

Ralph Fiennes voices Rameses in the English Version.

Garcia Jr voices Rameses in the Brazilian Portuguese Version

Georgi Georgiev Gogo voices Rameses in the Bulgarian Version

Sven Medvesek voices Rameses in the Croatian Version

Ales Prochazka voices Rameses in the Czech Version

Christian Damgaard voices Rameses in the Danish Version

Mark Rietman voices Rameses in the Dutch Version

Henrique Feist voices Rameses in the European Portuguese Version

Sergio Zamora voices Rameses in the European Spanish Version

Heikki Sankari voices Rameses in the Finnish Version

Emmanuel Jacomy voices Rameses in the French Version

Hartwig Rudolz voices Rameses in the German Version

Kostas Apostolidhs voices Rameses in the Greek Version

Yigal Sadeh voices Rameses in the Hebrew Version

Vincze Gabor Peter voices Rameses in the Hungarian Version

Luca Biagini voices Rameses in the Italian Version

Kippei Shiina voices Rameses in the Japanese Version

Park Joho voices Rameses in the Korean Version

Roberto Colucci voices Rameses in the Latin Spanish Version

Min Xu voices Rameses in the Mandarin Version

Svein Tindberg voices Rameses in the Norwegian Version

Jacek Borkowski voices Rameses in the Polish Version

Stefan Sauk voices Rameses in the Swedish Version

Kritsana Saringkharanon voices Rameses in the Thai Version

Trivia Edit

  • In real life and in the movie, Rameses is shown to be a great architect.
  • Originally, he was going to have an evil pet cat.
  • In real life, he had 200 wives and 162 children.
  • In real life, he ruled Egypt for 70 years, from the time he was 25 all the way until he was 95, which was really old for an Ancient Egyptian. He actually outlived 12 of his eldest sons. He was preceded by his 13th eldest son, Merneptah.
  • In the Bible, the Pharaoh drowned with his army.
  • In the Bible, God hardened Pharaoh's heart.
  • In the Bible, Pharaoh's name is never given as Rameses, but Rameses the Great still became associated with the Exodus due to one of the cities the Israelites built being called ra'amses.
  • Rather then being really evil, he is more or less broken in mind and spirit by his father, striving to be little more than a continuation of Seti. This was caused by Seti shouting that "one weak link can break the chain of a mighty dynasty". Throughout his life, Ramses sought to not be the weak link, though this would be his downfall.
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