Invincible Hero: Averted in most versions (including the 60's dub). Kimba is portrayed as a pretty strong leader and fighter but struggles in believing in himself when others doubt him, and sometimes his emotions and wild nature get the better of him despite his attempts to stay strong. Avoided entirely in the 2009 feature length TV special where Kimba started out as cowardly and severely lacking in survival skills.
The Atoner: Just when he is about to give up hunting and retire for the sake of his daughter, he finally earns a crumb of sympathy from the audience... and then proceeds to lose it entirely as we learn what his job was before he became a safari hunter— specifically that he was an SS Officer posted in an internment camp. It stings worse when you find out the person blackmailing him, is a former captive of said camp, who simply won't let him retire until he helps obtain the moonstones.