Role in the episode
Sootinai was originally composed of smaller smoke spirits. When all of the spirits merged into one, they became Sootinai. Sootinai can absorb the smoke from fires, making him himself larger and more powerful. His name derives from the phrase "Soot in Eye".
He was originally summoned by Abis Mal. After his defeat, Haroud brought the wet ashes which remained back to his master, who hoped to sell them for quick cash. Sootinai emerged from the sopping mess and scared the two away. It is then revealed to be Genie playing a prank.
- Sootinai is graphically very similar to Chernabog, but Sootinai does not possess wings.
- Sootinai also bears a physical similarity to Hexxus from the 1992 animated film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
- His name is a pun on the phrase "soot in the eye".