The Lion Guard

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The Lion Guard is an American animated TV series that first aired on Disney Junior on 15 January 2016. It takes place after the events of the 2015 TV film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and shows the continued adventures of Kion and his friends in The Lion Guard.


The Lion Guard members

  • Kion - The protagonist, son and youngest child of Simba and Nala, younger brother of Kiara, Prince of The Pride Lands and leader and fiercest member of The Lion Guard.
  • Bunga - A honey badger, Timon and Pumbaa's adopted nephew, Kion's best friend and the bravest member of The Lion Guard.
  • Beshte - A hippopotamus, Basi's son and the strongest member of The Lion Guard.
  • Fuli - A cheetah and the fastest and only female member of The Lion Guard.
  • Ono - An egret and the keenest of sight in The Lion Guard.

Supporting characters

  • Simba - Mufasa's son, Scar's nephew, Nala's husband, Kion and Kiara's father and King of The Pride Lands.
  • Nala - Simba's wife, Kion and Kiara's mother and Queen of The Pride Lands.
  • Kiara - Simba and Nala's daughter and eldest child, Kion's older sister, Mufasa's granddaughter, Scar's great-niece and Princess of The Pride Lands.
  • Rafiki - A mandrill who acts as shaman of The Pride Lands and Royal Mjuzi to the Royal Family.
  • Timon - Pumbaa and Simba's meerkat friend and one of Bunga's adoptive uncles.
  • Pumbaa - Timon and Simba's warthog friend and one of Bunga's adoptive uncles.
  • Zazu - A hornbill who serves as major-domo to Simba.
  • Mufasa - Scar's older brother, Simba's father, Nala's father-in-law and Kion and Kiara's grandfather. He used to be King of The Pride Lands until he was killed by Scar. He serves as a spirit guide to Kion.
  • Tiifu - A lioness cub who serves a friend to Kiara.
  • Zuri - A lioness cub who serves as a friend to Kiara.
  • Makuu - A crocodile who leads the Pride Lands' crocodiles float after defeating the old leader Pua in a Mashindano. He was originally an antagonist and an enemy of the Lion Guard, but has now reformed.
  • Makini - A young mandrill who is training to succeed Rafiki as Royal Mjuzi.


  • Janja - A hyena who serves as leader of the Outlanders.
  • Cheezi - A hyena and a member of the Outlanders.
  • Chungu - A hyena and a member of the Outlanders.
  • Mzingo - A vulture who serves as major-domo to Janja.
  • Reirei - A jackal who lives in the Outlands with her husband Goigoi and their children.
  • Goigoi - A jackal who lives in the Outlands with his wife Reirei and their children.
  • Dogo - A jackal pup who lives in the Outlands with his parents Reirei and Goigoi and his siblings.
  • Makucha - A leopard who travels to the Pride Lands in pursuit of a okapi named Ajabu. He is eventually driven away by The Lion Guard.
  • Mapigano - A leopard who lives in the Back Lands (a land neighbouring the Pride Lands) and one time took over Mihiri Forest and chased out the leopard who lived there named Badili. Luckily with help from the Lion Guard, Badili stands up to Mapigano and reclaims his territory.
  • Zira - A lioness who is Nuka, Vitani and Kovu's mother and the leader of the Outsiders. She was a close friend of Scar, who told her about the Lion Guard and the Roar of the Elders and also chose Kovu to be his successor as King of the Pride Lands. However sometime after this, Scar was defeated by his nephew Simba and killed by hyenas. Upon telling Simba that Kovu was chosen by Scar to be the next King, Zira was angered when Simba told her that Scar was not the true king, causing a fight between the two. Simba won the fight and was left with no choice but to banish Zira, her children and any of the lionesses who followed Scar to the Outlands. A few years later, Zira meets Simba's son Kion and tried to get him to side with her and the Outsiders, but failed and was blasted to another part of the Outlands by Kion.
  • Scar - A lion who is Mufasa's younger brother, Simba's uncle and Kiara and Kion's great-uncle. He used to lead the Lion Guard before Kion and also had the Roar of the Elders, but the power went to his head and he began to believe that he should be King instead of Mufasa. He ost his powers after he killed his fellow Lion Guard members after they refused to help him overthrow Mufasa. Years later, he kills Mufasa and becomes King of the Pride Lands, but is later killed by his former hyena allies after he defeated by an older Simba. Years after his death, Scar comes back as a ghost and enlists the help of Janja's clan and other Outlanders to get vengeance on Simba.
  • Ushari - A cobra who lives in the Pride Lands and clashes with Bunga. He was originally neutral, but after getting caught up in the Lion Guard's antics too many times, he joins forces with Janja and serves Scar.
  • Kiburi - A crocodile who used to be part of Makuu's float, until he along with two other crocodiles, was banished from the Pride Lands to the Outlands after he tried to assassinate Simba and overthrow Makuu as leader of the crocodiles. He now serves Scar.