Saddam Hussein was the Fifth President of Iraq and dictator of Iraq from 1979 taking over from Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr to his overthrow in 2003. During this time he also oversaw the Iran-Iraq war against Ruhollah Khomeini's Iran and also was supported by Ali Abdullah Saleh's Yemen in the Gulf War following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup (later referred to as the 17 July Revolution) that brought the party to power in Iraq. After his overthrow he was executed in 2006. The character Saddam is named after him whilst the characters Raghdad, Rana and Hala are named after his daughters.
An animal version of him appears in Iraq in the fantasy story Mirage of Arabia both at the beginning where a portrait of him is being saluted by a band of weasels and Maid Marian with them and again when Aaron's rod takes Lady Blue and a vixen she saved named Maya Ali to Iraq as part of their journey through the Middle East. In the story, he is depicted as a Rottweiler.
Saddam is also the only real life person to be a trans-wiki article because he appears on this wiki and the second untermation wiki owing to a fictionalized version of him appearing in the story Land of the Two Foes. Other trans wiki articles also include Bounder, Ranger, the Daleks who also appear in Land of the Two Foes, the Cybermen and King Ghidorah.