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Kitchiki’s Guide to existing Lion King Characters outside of the movie

Decided to make a proper post with this list, with images!

-Only listing the major characters, minor ones won’t be included-

-I will not add Kion and the other characters from The Lion Guard as they’re not as ‘hidden’ as the below! 

From comic strip stories (Range around the world, some unavailable in English)

Tojo: Cub appearing in the comic story: The Orphan Birds

Malka: Cub appearing in the comic story: Simba’s New Brother

Tama: Cub appearing in the comic story: Trouble in Paradise

From the collection of short novels: ‘The Lion King, 6 New Adventures’ :

Kopa: Simba and Nala’s son

Chumvi: Childhood friend of Nala

Kula: Childhood friend of Nala

Ni: Rogue lion who helps cub Nala from a hyena attack

Zuzu: Zazu’s mother

Ahadi: Scar and Mufasa’s father

Uru: Scar and Mufasa’s mother

-Never appears in an image-

Taka: Name of Scar before his scar

Other short stories:

Mohatu: Mufasa’s grandfather (Simba’s great grandfather)-Appears in the story ‘The Brightest Star’

Swifty: Friend of Simba. Appears in the ‘Hakuna Matata’ magazine series.

From early production of the movie (Appearing in concept art and original scripts)

Mheetu: Nala’s younger brother

Bhati: Childhood friend of Simba and Nala, a bat eared fox.


The epic storytelling of Disney’s “The Lion King” continues with “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to “The Lion Guard” television series, premiering in early 2016.

Kion and Mufasa

It’s natural that Simba’s cubs would bear some resemblance to their grandparent’s. I personally think Kiara looks like she’d grow to look and act a lot like Sarabi. But I anted to look specifically at Kion because I see a lot of Mufasa in him. Here’s some comparison pictures:

Both of them are VERY heavy in the shoulders and chest. Simba has more of Sarabi’s body type as opposed to his dad’s. Both Kion and MUfasa are very muscular lions, a trait that I’ve only really seen this prominent in these two characters. Mufasa also seemed to pass on his bright red mane. Simba’s mane as an adult is a bit duller than both Mufasa and Kion’s, though yes it is still red.

I just also wanted to show these two pics for even more comparison. I just think that these two have a lot of similar traits physically and that makes me hope they’ll act similarly too.