I get after Jafar killed the Sultan's other son, the possibility of a relationship was gone, but I also know it didn't have to come to that. Or Jafar's imprisonent, or the Sultan's death. I think the big reason behind the Sultan not accepting Jafar as his son, is because of a cultural rule/tradition. I know in South Korea it wasn't allowed for unmarried couples to have kids or even if it happened, single motherhood/fatherhood wasn't really accepted. If a new person married the widower, they may not accept thir spouses child as their own. The reason I was given up. The Sultan was shocked (Definitely on the inside. On the outside he held it together) and responded by using that culture rule or something to make it easier to not accept Jafar as his son. I'm also thinking he made sure every one of the workers (That were present when Jafar revealed he was the Sultan's illegitamate son) never spoke a word about it. Cause I'm assuming if any did, The Sultan would have been removed from the throne cause of his presumed one-night stand. Then he went to extreme measures to ensure Jafar would never be a problem again, and that failed miserably. Then during Cyrus' imprisonment, he bonded with him and basically gave him support that he never gave Jafar. Hell he even bonded more with Will, Alice, and Anastasia more than his own son. I just don't get it. Did the Sultan treat Cyrus more like a son to spite Jafar? Did he just find Cyrus more better than Jafar? It is still bothers me even though the series has ended 8 months ago. Almost 9 months ago.