Pride: Simba has way too much of this in Series Five.
Recurring Dreams: Throughout Series Two and part of Series Three, Simba has recurring nightmares featuring Hago. They begin after his death in Friends to the End, and don't stop until The Return of Hago.
Talking in Your Sleep: Simba is often caught talking in his sleep whenever he has nightmares featuring Hago.
Took a Level in Badass: Like with Nala and Haiba, Simba gradually became stronger and cleverer when dealing with the bad guys as the series progressed.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Simba in Series Five. It's hard to feel sorry for the guy when he becomes a murderous, arrogant predator.
What the Hell, Hero?: During Series Five, Simba started killing up to the point of not caring who got hurt, as long as he himself was safe. This included a pregnant lioness. It didn't get better until the Writer showed up.
Made a Slave: Tojo is Tama's slave, at least until she sets him free and makes him her partner instead.
Mysterious Past: Tojo's past is gradually revealed over the course of Series Two. It turns out he was the prince of a pride, and his own father burnt it to the ground. This resulted in him meeting Tama, who just happened to be passing by.
Being King Mufasa's majordomo, Zazu is a proper hornbill. Despite his dignified position, he is often forced into babysitting Simba and Nala, even though they are perfectly capable of looking after themselves. He isn't very brave, usually cowering in fear at the first signs of danger. But murder isn't nearly as frightening if you threaten him with tickle torture...
Zazu: This is getting tiresome. I'd love to stay and chat, discussing how the names of all my family members are ridiculous and all, but I'm afraid your parents have requested that you are present when they leave.
Disney Death: Zazu has one of these in Dead as a Dodo. He was just faking it.
Playing Possum: In Dead as a Dodo, Zazu does this to prank Simba and Nala.
Running Gag: After Zazu is tickled for ten hours by monkeys in The Royal Challenge, he is often fearful of it happening again.
Tickle Torture: Zazu is subjected to ten hours of this by monkeys in The Royal Challenge. It traumatizes him for life.
Zazu: It was a nightmare! I'll never forget to abolish another law for as long as I live! Those monkeys... They don't just tickle people for fun. There's experts at it! First it was under the wings – they always do that. And then my stomach. Then my feet. That was the worst part!
Family-Unfriendly Death: In order to torture Nala, the Writer gives Sarafina a slow and painful death. He beats her up, before using his powers to burn her soul into nothingness. It's a harrowing scene.
Mama Bear: Sarafina is ferociously protective of Nala. She even ends up dying for her.
Running Gag: Haiba often flirts with Sarafina, but – although she admittedly finds him sweet – she rejects him every time because of the age gap.
"Well done, son."
Voiced by: James Earl Jones
Mufasa, current King of the Pride Lands, is Simba's father. He is overprotective of his cub, often neglecting what he has to say and underestimating his abilities. However, he still loves his son, and his son loves him. He is a strong, wise ruler.
Abusive Parents: After being possessed by the Vimelea, Mufasa and Sarabi are constantly trying to kill Simba.
The Interceptor is introduced as a psychotic hunter who likes to eat cubs, when in reality he's just an assassin for hire. He starts off as a prominent bad guy, before eventually changing his ways towards the end of the series.
Anti-Villain: The Interceptor ends up changing his ways towards the end of Series Five.
Big Damn Villains: In The Interceptor's Challenge, the Interceptor rips Shocker's head off, before burying him alive.
The bringer of death himself, Death aims to rule the world, ending life as he pleases with his deadly touch. He has presence in many other realms, killing animated icons in various different universes. However, his main interest is in the Pride Lands...
"I created this entire world. Your lives are nothing more than a story. A fantasy. Something that I made up."
The Writer is the evil creator of the entire universe. Every life he creates is just a "character" in his "story". He is responsible for everything that has happened in the lives of Simba, Nala and Haiba. He created the universe as a means of being able to spread death and destruction at will. His ultimate aim is to destroy all of creation.
Author Avatar: ThatPersonYouMightKnow has said that the Writer embodies his dark side.
Ax-Crazy: In the end of The End, the Writer is utterly terrifying.
Bigger Bad: The Writer is responsible for every other villain, and the main antagonist of the entire series.
Fate Worse Than Death: He is eventually buried alive by the Interceptor, choking to death and coming back to life for all eternity.
Hates Baths: Though it's never discussed in the series proper aside from Haiba calling him "untidy and disgusting," Word of God confirms that he doesn't particularly pay attention to cleaning himself, instead focusing on revenge.
Hoist by His Own Petard: According to the short story A Shocking Scheme, he dug the hole Interceptor buried him in.
"We're hyenas, Banzai. We need meat. Thick, juicy meat."
Voiced by: Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi), Cheech Marin (Banzai) and Jim Cummings (Ed)
Shenzi, Banzai and Ed are Scar's "top hyena agents", forced into doing all of his dirty work. They're terrified of their leader, and would love nothing more than to get away from him for good. That's easier said than done, though...
"Don't tell me you actually believed that hakuna matata nonsense? It is kind of good, though, isn't it? Really convinces the kids."
Voiced by: Nathan Lane(Timon) and Ernie Sabella(Pumbaa)
Timon and Pumbaa are rather kind characters in The Lion King, but here they are portrayed as disturbingly cheerful monsters, who lure other animals in with their friendly appearance. They suck the souls of two victims each year, draining their life energy in order to remain immortal. They are quite polite chaps though.
Adult Fear: It's mentioned they kidnap young animals in order to drain their souls.
Affably Evil: Even after they show their true colors, they are still quite polite and cordial, casually conversing with their intended victims.
Word of God says it was because reviewers were complaining about how all the villains in the series were Ax-CrazyObviously Evil maniacs. He decided to make them the next villains, to make characters that were scary on a different level.
Card-Carrying Villain: When Nala tells them that what they do is evil, Timon responds "Who cares? Evil makes the world go round."
Shout-Out: The way they are not revealed to be evil until later on, the way they drain peoples souls by touching them, and even some of Timon's lines are all a blatant reference to Simone and Lena of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
Soft-Spoken Sadist: They are both exceedingly cordial and polite, yet they are predators who kidnap young animals in order to drain their souls.
"You shouldn't mess with people like me, kid. They're dangerous...and deadly."
Voiced by: Anonymous13 B
A psychotic serial killer, the Royal Reaper initially appears to be a story Simba made up, but this turns out to not quite be the case. His sole desire is to gruesomely rip apart and devour the royal families of Africa.