James Brooke (known as The White Rajah in the second season, The Tiger Roars Again and Iron Hand in the third season, The Two Tigers) is the Governor of Labuan and the main antagonist of the animated series, Sandokan.


He is a character born with his transformation from the Governor of Labuan to the leader of a band of dangerous criminals. From the former governor, he has preserved a military air, a subtle intelligence, astuteness, and cruelty.

He is a character completely dominated by ambition, in fact he wants to regain power. But above all, he wants to destroy Sandokan, his only true and main enemy as well, the one who has brought him to his knees, humiliating him to his most vulnerable point: his pride. His objectives are clear that vengeance, revenge, anger and hate are his feelings. Sandokan is his obsession and the convicts are his instrument.

Actually, he despises them and doesn’t hesitate to sacrifice them for his own personal aim. Ushitora is his deputy and he detests his proverbs, but respects his cruelty and cynism. He has always had a soft spot for his niece, Marianne because of her rebellious character.

Physical Appearance

In the second season, The Tiger Roars Again, he has his face covered with a porcelain white mask, with two slits for the eyes but not for the mouth. He wears a black military uniform with long jacket and trousers,with a clear belt holding a big revolver and black big boots. The hair are covered with a black turban that he was also known as the White Rajah.

In the third season, The Two Tigers, his face was furrowed with horrible scars, has grey hair, wears black clothes, and has a stump mounted by a knife blade instead of his right hand like a cyborg that he was also called, the Iron Hand.


James Brooke is astute, cruel, intelligent, cold, ruthless, villainous, sadistic and calculating, whose one obsession certainly seems to be power. Ruthlessly, and with great hypocrisy, he uses people by exploiting and manipulating their weaknesses. He has no affection, and is absolutely cynical and deranged. He abuses his position as Governor of Labuan for his personal advantage, believing that every man can be bought and led to betray whatever he holds dearest.

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Heroes: SandokanMarianneYanezPacoKammamuriDharma

Supporting: Tremal-NaikSuramaAdaSultanAminaMoruganButhoKimArunaAmariBandarRandiAzimAsuraPrince ZhaoPrince SungPrince LaoSingaXi XiNagaThe Blue MonksArchibald LesterColonel StonesLieutenant JonesUrlagBabar
Villains: James BrookeSuyodhanaNazimaUshitoraMatiKien KoaKaliNarkodamHazraJade FoxLobo Hai

The Tiger of Malaysia: "The Tiger Wakes" • "The Challenge to Labuan" • "The Conquest of Mompracem" • "The Tiger's Attack" • "The Pearl of Labuan" • "The Kidnapping" • "Dharma, The Tiger from India" • "Kammamuri, Slave of the Rajah" • "In Sarawak's Marshes" • "The Sect of the Thugs" • "The Attack of Rajmangal" • "The Black Heart of Kali" • "The Imprisoned Tigers" • "Marianne's Sacrifice" • "The Wedding" • "Prisoners of the Pirates" • "Marianne, Bayadere of the Sultan" • "Giltnose's Betrayal" • "In the Subterraneans of Calcutta" • "The Spring of the Golden Monkeys" • "The Cave of Fear" • "The Long Night of the Dayachi" • "The Pact" • "The Conspiracy" • "The Return of Sandokan" • "The Conquest of Kiltar"
The Tiger Roars Again: "The Rajah's Tigers" • "Moral Trap" • "Attacking the White Rajah" • "Nazima" • "The Head Hunters" • "The Maharajah's Daughter" • "Return to Raimangal" • "The American Cannon" • "Duel to the Death" • "The Stone of Salagraman" • "The Rebel Prisoners" • "Surama, Queen of Assam" • "The Dragon Triad" • "The White Tiger" • "The Fighting Monks" • "The Moving Forest" • "The Attack on the Train" • "Underground in Delhi" • "The Thugs Lose Out" • "The Cells of Calbaran" • "Devil's Island" • "The Defeat of the White Rajah" • "The Sea Cemetery" • "Kiltar Under Attack" • "Kiltar Reconquered" • "The Final Encounter"
The Two Tigers: "Morugan" • "The Blue Monks" • "The Tsunami" • "The Reign of Terror" • "The Pirate King" • "The Evil of Hazra" • "In Nepal" • "The Cathedral of Ice" • "Turgut!" • "The Immortal One" • "The Jade Fox" • "The Conspiracy" • "The Three Golden Arrows" • "Black Devil" • "The Serpent King" • "The Sea of Mud" • "The Yellow Fangs" • "The Hunting" • "Kalisura" • "Eye of the Cobra" • "Narayama" • "The City of Lost Souls" • "The Time Trap" • "The Cave of Kali" • "The Secret of Kondo" • "The Invincible Sword"