Rameses 2 is Moses' foster brother and is the main antagonist in the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt. He's the one who gets him trouble by his father who wants him to be responsible. When Seti gave Rameses a crown, he became the second Pharoh of Egypt. Years passed as Rameses saw that Moses has returned, Rameses realizes that Moses wants him to let his people go. He will not let him do it. Rameses has his permission to let Moses's people go. But, Rameses changed his mind. He started to hate moses at the end of the movie, as he believes that he himself is a god.

Role in Film

Rameses is first seen as a toddler next to his mother Queen Tuya when she finds a basket with a baby, whom she named Moses.

Later, shown as a 22 year old Rameses and Moses are racing in chariots. This destroys a temple and soon he is reprimanded by Pharaoh. At the feast, later that evening, he inspects Tzipporah, who nearly bites his hand. After Moses has her pushed into a pool, Rameses then crowns Moses as Chief Architect. The next day, Moses saves an old man from being whipped but accidentally kills the guard delivering the beating. Despite Rameses insisting Moses stays and it was an accident, his brother escapes into the desert.

Sometime later, Pharaoh and his wife pass away and Rameses gains the throne of Egypt. He later has a son and when Moses and Tzipporah arrive from Midian, and Moses orders Rameses to free the Hebrews, he refuses. Later, while Rameses is on his boat on the Nile, the water is transformed into blood. As the days pass, God releases plagues onto Egypt such as locusts eating crops and rendering fields infertile and fire raining from the sky. Rameses, however is undeterred. God then releases the final plague:  death to the first born Egyptians. He spares the Hebrew children, however and the Egyptian first born die. Rameses in particular is affected by this and tells Moses his people are free. As the Hebrews arrive at the Red Sea, Rameses and his soldiers appear and pursue them. God releases a pillar of fire to block their path and the Hebrews cross the sea. The waters close and the Egyptians drown. Rameses is spared and washed ashore. He later screams out Moses' name in anguish.



  • Rameses is played by Ralph Fiennes who also played Lord Voldemort the primary antagonist of Harry Potter series.
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