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26th Nov '16 5:19:30 PM nombretomado
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* Aslan in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is [[CrystalDragonJesus Narnia's version of Jesus]] (same guy, another incarnation), and he's a lion. Also, his name actually [[MeaningfulName means]] "lion" in Turkish.

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* Aslan in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' is [[CrystalDragonJesus Narnia's version of Jesus]] (same guy, another incarnation), and he's a lion. Also, his His name actually [[MeaningfulName means]] "lion" in Turkish.
12th Nov '16 7:56:22 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': There are no lions, and in fact [[BizarreAlienBiology there are very very few Earth animals of any kind]]. However, in [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]] Adolin sees a mural of a mythological creature that looks like a giant mink with a mane. He can't recall the name, though.
15th Oct '16 7:40:45 PM TotemicHero
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* The mascot of the Kansas City Royals UsefulNotes/{{baseball}} team is a lion named Sluggerrr (yes, with three r's). His notable feature is his crown is somehow a part of his head. (As in, the points of the crown grow out the top of his "skull". [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Do not ask how this works.]])
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1st Oct '16 6:29:48 PM ThatBitterTase
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[[caption-width-right:280:Atop the mane, there is a crown.]]
14th Sep '16 10:26:09 PM DragonRanger
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** Separate from the franchise preference for lions, there's ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', with "Zyuoh" meaning "Beast King". In their InTheNameOfTheMoon pronouncements, ''all'' of the Zyuohgers proclaim themselves supreme in their animals' respective environments: Zyuoh Eagle is "king of the skies", Zyuoh Shark is "queen of the seas", Zyuoh Lion is "king of the savannah", Zyuoh Elephant is "king of the forest", and Zyuoh Tiger is "queen of the snowfield".

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** Separate from the franchise preference for lions, there's ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', with "Zyuoh" meaning ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' themes itself completely after the concept of Kings of Beasts ("Zyuoh" even literally translates to "Beast King". King"). In their InTheNameOfTheMoon pronouncements, ''all'' of the Zyuohgers proclaim themselves supreme in their animals' respective environments: Zyuoh Eagle is "king of the skies", Zyuoh Shark is "queen of the seas", Zyuoh Lion is "king of the savannah", Zyuoh Elephant is "king of the forest", and Zyuoh Tiger is "queen of the snowfield".snowfield", and Zyuoh Gorilla is "king of the jungle". (SixthRanger Zyuoh The World is "king of the world", but his powerset is a mashup of multiple animals so no specific beast is actually given that title.) The true King of Beasts in this case turns out to be Zyuoh ''Whale'', the Red Ranger's SuperMode and "king of the kings".



* The [=KingLeo=] monsters from the ''DragonQuest'' series seemed to be designed with this trope in mind. They have eight limbs.

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* The [=KingLeo=] monsters from the ''DragonQuest'' ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' series seemed to be designed with this trope in mind. They have eight limbs.
26th Aug '16 4:00:19 PM Kurogane7
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** Heracles also gets this, as his design seems very reminiscent of one.
19th Jun '16 10:50:33 AM karstovich2
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Interesting to note that many human cultures have or had a different hierarchical vision about the animal world. Some African people say the lion is the "king" but the elephant is God. In Indian tales the Elephant and the Lion are often portrayed as they are contending their supremacy over all animals. And in Europe before and in some cases after Christianization, it's the bear that is considered the lord of the beasts. The wolf has also had this reputation among other ancient European peoples (ex in pre-Roman Italy). In Muslim traditions, the lion is respected, but it is the giraffe who is the "Queen of the Beasts" (for its elegance).

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Interesting to note that many human cultures have or had a different hierarchical vision about the animal world. Some African people say the lion is the "king" but the elephant is God. In Indian tales the Elephant and the Lion are often portrayed as they are contending their supremacy over all animals. And in Europe before and in some cases after Christianization, it's the bear that is considered the lord of the beasts. The wolf has also had this reputation among other ancient European peoples (ex in pre-Roman Italy). In Muslim traditions, the lion is respected, respected (and there are all number of Arabic masculine names that mean "lion"), but it is the giraffe who is the "Queen of the Beasts" (for its elegance).
13th Jun '16 6:50:16 AM Kakai
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* The motif is invoked in ''Film/WarCraft2016'', where the kings of Stormwind use lion as their symbol.
31st May '16 11:54:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Steeljaw, Beast Wars Prowl (The central component of the (toy-only) combiner Magnaboss), [[TransformersCybertron Overhaul]]-into-Leobreaker. Any time an animal theme comes up, expect to see at least one lion.

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** Steeljaw, Beast Wars Prowl (The central component of the (toy-only) combiner Magnaboss), [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Overhaul]]-into-Leobreaker. Any time an animal theme comes up, expect to see at least one lion.
26th May '16 11:42:03 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{ComicBook/Blacksad}}'': A rather crappy sci-fi movie Blacksad is watching features a lion as a US general (and a bald eagle as the president).
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