Consul Ari is an old man who appears in the minicomic Double-Edged Sword.
He and his grandson Leon travel from the Golden Islands with a message to King Randor, and it's that they found about Skeletor planning to invade the Royal Palace. He-Man saves Leon from a man-eating plant and drives them to the palace.
When the Evil Warriors attack, Consul Ari tries to stop Leon from going into the battlefield, but the kid is captured by Beast Man. After Leon learns about needing help from his friends, Consul Ari is honored to have Leon accepted as a palace guard apprentice.