History YMMV / TheLionKing

7th Jun '17 2:47:34 AM jormis29
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** There are more than a few people who view Scar as an AmbiguouslyGay DepravedHomosexual, due to his lack of a mate and somewhat effeminate manner. The Broadway play seems to play this up to extreme levels. Scar goes from scary angry dude to Paul Lynde turned psychopath, which is still scary. This is ironic since a deleted scene (which was re-added for the musical) shows Scar choosing [[{{Squick}} a grown up Nala as his mate]] and seeming rather disturbingly excited about making "little Scars" with her. So maybe more of a DepravedBisexual?

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** There are more than a few people who view Scar as an AmbiguouslyGay DepravedHomosexual, due to his lack of a mate and somewhat effeminate manner. The Broadway play seems to play this up to extreme levels. Scar goes from scary angry dude to Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde turned psychopath, which is still scary. This is ironic since a deleted scene (which was re-added for the musical) shows Scar choosing [[{{Squick}} a grown up Nala as his mate]] and seeming rather disturbingly excited about making "little Scars" with her. So maybe more of a DepravedBisexual?
31st May '17 10:38:33 AM AquaMusic
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* PopularWithFurries: The franchise is one of Disney's biggest fandoms and has a huge following amongst furries. It's gotten to the point where it's often assumed that every lion OC is a ''Lion King'' fan-character.

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* PopularWithFurries: The franchise is one of Disney's biggest fandoms and has a huge following amongst furries.furries, despite almost ''none'' of the characters being anthro. It's gotten to the point where it's often assumed that every lion OC is a ''Lion King'' fan-character.
29th May '17 11:56:15 AM AquaMusic
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** Nala after the first movie due to getting DemotedToExtra.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Simba's middle years growing up in the Jungle with Timon and Pumbaa is [[TimeSkip entirely glossed over]].

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** Some feel Nala after is underused. It doesn't help that she barely appears in the first movie due to getting DemotedToExtra.
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** Zazu, who is constantly treated like an idiot throughout the ''entire'' movie, and barely appears in the second half.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Simba's middle years growing up in the Jungle with Timon and Pumbaa is [[TimeSkip entirely glossed over]].over]], although one of the sequels .



* WeirdAlEffect: Good luck to you trying to find anybody who knows the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" existed for over 30 years before this movie came out.

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* WeirdAlEffect: Good luck to you trying to find anybody who knows the song Not a lot of people are aware that "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" existed for over 30 years before this movie came out.



** Zazu is constantly abused throughout the film, and no one seems to like him. Even by the end of the film he doesn't gain any respect.

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** Zazu is constantly abused throughout the film, and no one seems to like him. Even by the end of the film he doesn't gain any respect. In-Universe Woobie, anyone?
27th May '17 10:11:05 PM RisefromYourGrave
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!!YMMV pages for franchise works:



!!YMMV tropes for works titled ''The Lion King'':



** Also, the ''Disney Animated Storybook'' version of ''The Lion King'' on Windows [[http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/2013/01/04/the-disnesy-disaster/ had an engine that made use of an]] [[UsefulNotes/ApplicationProgrammingInterface API]] that was untested with certain graphics drivers, which made it crash in certain PCs. This [[http://books.google.com/books?id=ltQ6LYHpmQEC&pg=PT182 directly lead to the creation of DirectX]], as well as the ''{{VideoGame/Doom}} 95'' port to promote it.

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** Also, the ''Disney Animated Storybook'' version of ''The ''VideoGame/DisneysAnimatedStorybook: The Lion King'' on Windows [[http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/2013/01/04/the-disnesy-disaster/ had an engine that made use of an]] [[UsefulNotes/ApplicationProgrammingInterface API]] that was untested with certain graphics drivers, which made it crash in certain PCs.[=PCs=]. This [[http://books.google.com/books?id=ltQ6LYHpmQEC&pg=PT182 directly lead to the creation of DirectX]], as well as the ''{{VideoGame/Doom}} ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 95'' port to promote it.
25th May '17 6:10:43 AM annette12
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* ShipTease: There's a lot of it for Shenzi/Banzai, which is definitely unusual to see in minions. Their introduction rapidly pegs them as pals, but during and after the 'Mufasa' scene it becomes very difficult to believe that they are ''just'' pals.
** "Chow Down" in the musical adds even more of it with the lyrics sometimes dripping suggestion.
--> Shenzi: I'm chompin' at the bit, baby!
--> Banzai: My stomach's on the growl, now!
** And:
--> Shenzi/Banzai: "You've both been invited on a date/ Two courses handed to us on a plate!
21st May '17 12:52:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* LawfulGood: Mufasa honors the traditions of his kind and the Circle of Life as a wise and just king.
19th May '17 1:28:11 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Matthew Broderick as Simba. Some people thought he gave a decent or even great performance as Adult Simba while other people felt he was miscast and thought his voice didn't fit or he was wooden and unconvincing in the role.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Matthew Broderick Creator/MatthewBroderick as Simba. Some people thought he gave a decent or even great performance as Adult Simba while other people felt he was miscast and thought his voice didn't fit or he was wooden and unconvincing in the role.



* HarsherInHindsight: Like Simba, Matthew Broderick was also involved in a killing. The difference, however, is that Matthew actually (by accident) killed two people in a car crash in Ireland when he was driving on the wrong side of the road.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Like Simba, Matthew Broderick Creator/MatthewBroderick was also involved in a killing. The difference, however, is that Matthew actually (by accident) killed two people in a car crash in Ireland when he was driving on the wrong side of the road.
17th May '17 2:29:00 AM AquaMusic
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* JerkassWoobie:
** The Hyenas are more of this variety. As much as they worked for Scar it was more out of desperation for food and being too stupid to realize that Scar was only using them.



** Zazu, in much the same way as Sarabi. His best friend was murdered and he was forced to serve the guy who did it.
** The Hyenas are more of the JerkAssWoobie variety. As much as they worked for Scar it was more out of desperation for food and being too stupid to realize that Scar was only using them.

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** Zazu, in much Zazu is constantly abused throughout the same way as Sarabi. His best friend was murdered film, and he was forced no one seems to serve like him. Even by the guy who did it.
** The Hyenas are more
end of the JerkAssWoobie variety. As much as they worked for Scar it was more out of desperation for food and being too stupid to realize that Scar was only using them. film he doesn't gain any respect.
15th May '17 7:35:41 PM Tightwire
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** Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed - friends, or family? It's almost a 50/50 split. Other combinations include Shenzi, the alpha female, with Banzai being her alpha male and Ed his brother who hangs around with him. A Lion King comic even included a puzzle that involved working out the ages of the hyenas - Banzai and Ed are 3 years old, while Shenzi is 2 years old.

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** Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed - friends, or family? It's almost a 50/50 split. Other combinations include Shenzi, the alpha female, with Banzai being her alpha male and Ed his brother who hangs around with him. A Lion King comic even included a puzzle that involved working out the ages of the hyenas - him, and Banzai and Ed are 3 years old, while both courting Shenzi is 2 years old.at once.



** Some people point out Scar didn't destroy the trees or dry up the water, and it's pretty apparent the region was suffering from a drought. However, droughts hit the Horn of Africa ALL THE TIME, meaning that he should have been able to accept the idea of one happening - but he didn't seem to grasp that as king, he should try to find a way to manage the situation. But he always tosses responsibility on to others.

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** Some people point out Scar didn't destroy the trees or dry up the water, and it's pretty apparent the region was suffering from a drought. However, droughts hit the Horn of Africa ALL THE TIME, meaning that he should have been able to accept the idea of one happening - but he didn't seem to grasp that as king, he should try to find a way to manage the situation. But he He always tosses responsibility on to others.



* GoddamnedBoss: Scar gets very annoying. His attacks are not hard to dodge, but getting the right moment to drop him in the highes point of the Pride Rock can be tedious. If he is not panting and you try to drop him, you lose. Likely, you will have to drop him unsuccessfuly many times.

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* GoddamnedBoss: Scar gets very annoying. His attacks are not hard to dodge, but getting the right moment to drop throw him in the highes point of the off Pride Rock can be tedious. frustrating. If he is not panting and you try to drop toss him, you lose. Likely, you will have to drop him unsuccessfuly many times.



* CompleteMonster: Scar commits the same crimes that his [[Disney/TheLionKing movie counterpart]] did and goes beyond that. During the musical, Scar became more and more paranoid as time went by and he also felt that he was being tormented by his older brother even in death. Unwilling to admit that he was terrible at governing the Pride Lands, he instead condemns all his subjects to death so that he wouldn't have to accept that maybe he wasn't as good at being a king that he thought he would be. He also attempted to force himself onto Nala (a scene cut from the film), which becomes even more disturbing in hindsight considering that he tried to have her killed along with his nephew when they were children. The musical version of Scar is nothing more than an egotistical, treacherous, and murderous feline.

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* CompleteMonster: Scar commits the same crimes that his [[Disney/TheLionKing movie counterpart]] did and goes beyond that. During the musical, Scar became more and more paranoid as time went by and he also felt that he was being tormented by his older brother even in death. Unwilling to admit that he was terrible at governing the Pride Lands, he instead condemns all his subjects to death so that he wouldn't have to accept that maybe he wasn't as good at being a king that he thought he would be. He also attempted to force himself onto Nala (a scene cut from the film), which becomes even more disturbing in hindsight considering that he tried to have her killed along with his nephew when they were children. The musical version of Scar is nothing more than an egotistical, treacherous, and murderous feline.



* OlderThanTheyThink: The bulk of the new songs, with some changed lyrics, originate from the album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_of_the_Pride_Lands Rhythm of the Pride Lands]], which was released in 1995.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The bulk of the new songs, with some changed lyrics, originate from the album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_of_the_Pride_Lands Rhythm of the Pride Lands]], which was released in 1995. Others were cut from the move, or made it to the sequel.
13th May '17 4:01:36 AM Tightwire
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** Some people point out Scar didn't destroy the trees or dry up the water, and it's pretty apparent the region was suffering from a drought. However, he also did a terrible job managing what limited resources were to be had and forced everybody to remain in the area instead of following the herds to less drought-stricken areas, effectively making a bad situation much worse.

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** Some people point out Scar didn't destroy the trees or dry up the water, and it's pretty apparent the region was suffering from a drought. However, he also did a terrible job managing what limited resources were to be had and forced everybody to remain in droughts hit the area instead Horn of following Africa ALL THE TIME, meaning that he should have been able to accept the herds idea of one happening - but he didn't seem to less drought-stricken areas, effectively making grasp that as king, he should try to find a bad situation much worse.way to manage the situation. But he always tosses responsibility on to others.



* MoralEventHorizon: Scar when he kills Mufasa. He provides the image for the MoralEventHorizon/AnimatedFilms page. Arguably, he truly crosses it when he tells Simba his father's death is because of him, further traumatizing a kid who has just lost his father.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Scar when he kills Mufasa. He provides the image for the MoralEventHorizon/AnimatedFilms page. Arguably, he truly crosses it The next notch up is when he tells Simba his father's death is because of him, further traumatizing a kid who has just lost his father.
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