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The Lion King Adventures
Characters that appear in the hit fan fiction series
The Lion King Adventures.
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Voiced by: Jonathan Taylor Thomas
The Prince of the Pride Lands, and the main protagonist.
Angst: Simba goes through a lot of this in Series Five. Berserk Button: Don't insult him or Nala. You'll regret it. Beware the Nice Ones: Simba is no sweetheart in Series Five... He's a vicious monster. Big Eater: Simba enjoys his food. Particularly in Desperate Measures, where his stomach swells to three times its normal size. Break the Cutie: Simba is destroyed by the death of his parents and the destruction of his home at the end of Series Four. This sets him on a dark path. Childhood Friend Romance: With Nala. The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Simba in Series Five. His goal to restore the Pride Lands seems to fade away when he starts killing villains to appear stronger. Deadpan Snarker: Simba has a few moments in Dead as a Dodo: Simba: That would explain why you're no fun. Zazu: I heard that. Simba: Yeah, well you were supposed to. Nala: Now, if we killed somebody - and we have - what would we do? Simba (half-heartedly): Run around screaming and crying? Doom Magnet: Simba, along with Nala and Haiba. Trouble follows them everywhere. Dying Moment of Awesome: Simba in ''The End', after finally defeating the Writer. He even smiles before being wiped from existence. Fanservice: Simba and Haiba kissing in Shocker's Revenge. Go Out with a Smile: Simba just does this before perishing in The End. Happily Married: Simba finally marries Nala in The End. Hates Baths: As always, though it isn't as prominent as in the film and tie-in media. The main example in the series is from the end of My Immortal: Simba I never thought I'd say this, but I want a bath. (after being covered in Tara's exploding guts): The Hero: But of course! The Hero Dies: Simba in The End, though he comes back along with most of the others. Heroic Sacrifice: Simba in Darkness Falls and The End. He comes back both times. He Who Fights Monsters: Simba. All the time. Hurting Hero: Simba in Series Five. Hypocrite: Simba in Series Five. He's convinced that he's being good by doing bad things. It Gets Easier: Simba finds it much easier to murder people after he gets a taste for blood by impaling Nyoka. This begins his descent into evil. It's All About Me: Simba becomes very arrogant in Series Five, only caring about himself. It's Personal: Simba with several of the villains, particularly the Vimelea and the Writer. Jerkass: Simba in Series Five. His attitude is simply despicable. Nightmare Sequence: Simba experiences a lot of these in Series Two and Three. Not So Different: Simba becomes very similar to the villains he's up against in Series Five. Official Couple: With Nala, which goes without saying. Orphan's Ordeal: Simba struggles with his parents' deaths and leading the survivors of the Pride Lands devastation in Series Five. Overnight Age-Up: Simba in Growing Pains Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Simba and Nala, just as in the movie. 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. Tragic Hero: Simba in Series Five. Unstoppable Rage: Don't mess with Simba in Series Five. 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. Wise Beyond Their Years: Simba, along with Nala and Haiba.
Voiced by: Niketa Calame
Simba's girlfriend, and the kindest cub on Earth. She attracts the attention of numerous male cubs, but only feels affection for Simba.
Action Girl: Just as in the film, she is a prime example of this. Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Despite everything she goes through, Nala remains exceptionally beautiful throughout the series. Beware The Cute Ones: She isn't as sweet when you make her mad. Beware the Nice Ones: Nala may be a lovely lioness, but she can be pretty nasty when she needs to be. Break the Cutie: She temporarily goes insane after Hago tortures her in The Return of Hago. The fact that he's also her father doesn't help. Captain Obvious: Nala in The Curse of Death: Nala: I hate sandstorms. They're really... sandy. Haiba: Well, duh! What did you expect? They're not gonna be banana-y, are they?" Childhood Friend Romance: With Simba. Damsel in Distress: Occasionally, particularly in King's Ransom when she's kidnapped by Scar and Hago. Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, such as in Dead as a Dodo. Nala: Let's see you come up with something smart, Mister I-Know-Everything-About-Nothing! Doom Magnet: Nala, along with Simba and Haiba. Trouble follows them everywhere. Eye Scream: Part of Nala's torture in The Return of Hago involves something being done to her eye with a sharp stick. We never see what it is, however… : Family-Unfriendly Death Nala has her neck snapped by the Writer in The End. : Happily Married Nala and Simba finally get married in The End. She Who Fights Monsters: Nala along with Simba and Haiba. The Lancer: To Simba's hero. Official Couple: With Simba. Perfectly Arranged Marriage: With Simba, just as in the movie. Red Eyes, Take Warning: Nala's eyes have glowed red ever since The Blood Line. Though, this seems to have gone away with age. Took a Level in Badass: Like with Simba and Haiba, Nala gradually became stronger and cleverer when dealing with the bad guys as the series progressed. Wise Beyond Their Years: Nala, along with Simba and Haiba, are considerably smarter than the adults.
"I'm so hot, I'm cool, and so cool, I'm hot!" Voiced by: Looney Une
A friendly, flirtatious lion cub, Haiba is the Prince of the Grand Lands. He made his debut at the start of Series Three.
Berserk Button: The Writer jokes about Sarafina's death in The End, resulting in Haiba lashing out and, eventually, dying. Beware the Nice Ones: Haiba is a charming character for most of the series. And then he kills Tama... Big Eater: Haiba eats so much in Changes that his alter ego is born: Don Haiba. Break the Cutie: This happens twice to Haiba. The first is when his cousin, Binamu, dies in Survival. The second is after he murders Tama in The Lost World. The Bully: Haiba's alternate form, Anti-Haiba, is this to Simba in The Love Triangle. Butt Monkey: In the earlier series, Haiba was this. The Chick: In the trio, Haiba is this, oddly enough... Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Haiba is a good example of this. Dark Secret: Haiba never tells anyone that he murdered Tama. Until The Message, of course... A Day in the Limelight: Haiba gets a story all to himself in Haiba's Wish. Deadpan Snarker: Very much so. An example from Tama's Trouble: Nala: I put my claws around his throat and said something really cheesy. I think I owe him an apology. Haiba (to Simba): I bet that's all this is about. She just wants to say sorry to the poor kid. Nala: What? Don't be silly. I just… want to pay them a… visit. Haiba: Sure. We believe ya. Nala: Oh, come on. Could one cub lie to another? Haiba: Only if her mouth was moving. Demonic Possession: Haiba is possessed partway through Series Three by Death as a means of being able to enter the world. Despair Event Horizon: Things look bleak for Haiba after he kills Tama. Extreme Omnisexual: Haiba is the definition of this trope. Family-Unfriendly Death: Haiba is stabbed in the stomach by the Writer, and slowly bleeds to death in Simba's embrace. Fanservice: Simba and Haiba kissing in Shocker's Revenge. Forgiven But Not Forgotten: Haiba is forgiven for murdering Tama, but he never forgets it. Word of God states that he did eventually get over it as he grew up. Forgiveness: Haiba struggles to achieve this after he kills Tama. Genre Savvy: In The Chase: Haiba: There's something really bad behind us, isn't there? He Who Fights Monsters: Haiba, along with Simba and Nala. Jerkass: Anti-Haiba in The Love Triangle. Kissing Cousins: Haiba and Binamu. Haiba didn't know, but Binamu is furious. Noodle Implements: Most, if not all, of Haiba's Grand Lands tricks. "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Haiba gives one of these to Simba in The Final Task. The Rival: Anti-Haiba is Simba's rival - and bully - in The Love Triangle. Running Gag: Haiba is never able to kiss Nala, despite his efforts. She does give him a peck on the cheek in The Prince and the Frog, however. Screams Like a Little Girl: Haiba does this whenever he's really scared or horrified. Took a Level in Badass: Like with Simba and Nala, Haiba gradually became stronger and cleverer when dealing with the bad guys as the series progressed. Wise Beyond Their Years: Surprisingly enough, Haiba knows a lot more about myths and legends than Simba and Nala do. This actually comes in handy.
"Just let me get on your back. All that sleep has made me very tired."
A female cub with magical powers, Tama is a tormented soul with one true wish:
to be loved. Abusive Parents: Tama's evil, violent parents are responsible for her evil ways. Anti-Hero: Tama is this throughout Series Two. Anti-Villain: Tama ends up changing her ways at the end of Series Two. Big Bad: Tama was this in Series Two. Demoted to Extra: After Series Two, Tama and Tojo only made fleeting appearances in future stories. Family-Unfriendly Death: Tama is murdered by Haiba in ''The Lost World', when he smashes her head into a rock over and over again. Hallucinations: After Tojo's death, Tama, in her insanity, hallucinates seeing him. It actually helps. Hates Baths: Tama only bathes once a year, making her extremely unhygienic. This doesn't help for Tojo, who is constantly made to massage her paws... Tama: Got it in one. And don't forget - in between the toes this time. The Heartless: Tama, both metaphorically and - apparently - physically, in Switching Places. Tama: I'm probably the only cub without a heart. Tojo: Oh, come on! Everyone has a heart, Tama. It's not something you can just get rid of. (Tama pushes her chest towards him.) Tama: Do you want to test that theory, Tojo? The results may surprise you. Tojo: Okay. Fine. Let's just see if you have a heart or not. (Tojo places a paw on Tama's chest where her heart should be, and after a few seconds, a look of horror crosses his face.) Tojo: Oh, dear. Heel-Face Turn: Tama changes her ways in Series Two, after a failed suicide attempt. : Her true motivation. I Just Want to Be Loved Killed Off for Real: Haiba murders Tama. She never comes back. Love Hurts: Tama and Tojo's relationship ends up crumbling. Not only does Tama kill him, but she also goes insane, thus leading to her death at the paws of Haiba. Love Interest: Tama is Tojo's love interest, and vice versa. Mysterious Past: Tama's past - and the reason she became evil - is gradually revealed throughout Series Two. It turns out she was abused by her parents. Odd Couple: Tama and Tojo. Opposites Attract: Tama and Tojo.
"You put the 'wit' in 'twit', Tama." Voiced by: Anonymous13 B
A squeaky, cowardly cub, Tojo is indebted to Tama thanks to the latter having saved him from a fire. He sees the good in her, and possesses a secret crush on her.
Adorkable: Tojo is geeky, squeaky, and adorable. Beware The Cute Ones: Tojo takes a nasty turn when he is possessed by Hago's staff. Beware the Nice Ones: After being taken over by Hago's staff, Tojo is anything but nice. Break the Cutie: Tojo's soul is well and truly tarnished when he becomes corrupted by the power of Hago's staff in Tojo's Tyranny. Brutal Honesty: Tojo openly tells Tama that she's a monster in Goodbye, Nala. Cowardly Lion: Tojo is a literal example. Demoted to Extra: After Series Two, Tojo and Tama only made fleeting appearances in future stories. Dying Declaration of Love: Tojo declares his love for Tama one last time before dying, despite her being the one who killed him. Evil Feels Good: Tojo feels much better about himself when he is under the influence of Hago's staff. Family-Unfriendly Death: Tojo is stabbed through the chest with Hago's staff by Tama. He bleeds to death. Killed Off for Real: After Tojo is stabbed to death, he never returns. Lovable Coward: Tojo may be cowardly, but everyone adores him. Love Hurts: Tama and Tojo's relationship ends up crumbling. Not only does Tama kill him, but she also goes insane, thus leading to her death at the paws of Haiba. Love Interest: Tojo is Tama's love interest, and vice versa. 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. Not-So-Harmless Villain: Tojo, when possessed, is far from harmless. Opposites Attract: Tojo and Tama. Self-Deprecation: Tojo is often self-deprecating. Especially in Tama's Trouble. Tojo: The bottom of society? I think I'm already there. I mean, have you seen how underdeveloped these claws are? I wouldn't be able to snap a twig. Hago: I said enough of the complaining! Now, you useless little thing, I'm going to ask you one question: how much do you value your life? Tojo: Not much. If I died then no one would even notice. Ultimate Life Form: When possessed by Hago's staff, Tojo believes himself to be this.
"Fired? You can't fire me! I quit!" Voiced by: Rowan Atkinson
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...
Anything But That!: Zazu would rather do anything than be tickled. Butt Monkey: Zazu is this in quite a few stories. Cool and Unusual Punishment: Zazu is tickled for ten hours by monkeys in The Royal Challenge for failing to have a law banned. Cruel and Unusual Death: Zazu has all the bones in his body crushed by the Writer. Deadpan Snarker: Zazu has his moments throughout the series. 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. Family-Unfriendly Death: In The End, the Writer crushes all of Zazu's bones in an instant, killing him. Happily Married: Zazu and Sarafina, after coming back to life in The End. Interspecies Romance: Zazu and Sarafina in Series Five. 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 , he is often fearful of it happening again. The Royal Challenge 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! Younger than They Look: Apparently, Zazu is barely past his teenage years.
Voiced by: Zoe Leader
Sarafina is Nala's kind, clever mother. She's probably the most helpful of the adults, advising the cubs and even taking part in some of their adventures.
Cruel and Unusual Death: In The End, Sarafina has her soul burnt by the Writer. 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. Happily Married: Sarafina and Zazu. Interspecies Romance: Sarafina and Zazu. 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.
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. Cain and Abel: Mufasa and Scar. Happily Married: Mufasa and Sarabi. Killed Off for Real: When the Vimelea possess Mufasa and Sarabi, their souls are consumed, thus killing them. Even their physical forms die when the Vimelea commit suicide. Overprotective Dad: Mufasa is extremely protective of Simba, even banning him from going to look for Nala when she is kidnapped in King's Ransom. Royals Who Actually Do Something: Mufasa is a very helpful king. At least until Series Four...
"Don't go getting into trouble." Voiced by: Madge Sinclair
Sarabi is the Queen of the Pride Lands, and Mufasa's mate. She is also protective of her cub, Simba, but perhaps not as much as his father. She is also best friends with Sarafina.
Abusive Parents: After being possessed by the Vimelea, Mufasa and Sarabi are constantly trying to kill Simba. Fainting: Sarabi constantly faints whenever anyone says something in The Royal Challenge. Happily Married: Sarabi and Mufasa. Killed Off for Real: When the Vimelea possess Mufasa and Sarabi, their souls are consumed, thus killing them. Even their physical forms die when the Vimelea commit suicide. Royals Who Actually Do Something: Sarabi is almost as helpful as Mufasa. Until Series Four, that is...
Voiced by: Sean O'Kane, Anonymous13 B (cub)
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.
The Hermit of Hekima
"I feel all forms of life. Their feelings, their hopes, their dreams. Everything."
The Hermit of Hekima is a giant golden eagle who can read minds. He acts as a spiritual guide for Simba, Nala and Haiba in Series Five.
Big Badass Bird of Prey: The Hermit of Hekima is one awesome golden eagle. Curse: In the Hermit of Hekima's debut story, he places a curse on Simba, where he will die in three days if he doesn't change his neglectful ways. Family-Unfriendly Death: The Hermit of Hekima dies in The Message, having his soul extracted by Virusi. He plummets one hundred feet into the sea, gone for good. Face Death with Dignity: The Hermit of Hekima is unconditionally accepting of his death, knowing that it will happen. Virusi: So you know why I'm here? The Hermit of Hekima: Of course. You want to kill me. Hermit Guru: He lives alone, at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. Loner-Turned-Friend: The Hermit of Hekima remains a recluse up until his death, but he remains a faithful friend to the cubs, nonetheless. Spider-Sense: The Hermit of Hekima can sense presences. He senses Virusi's presence in The Message, just before his death. Virusi: You thought you could hide all the way out here, huh, hermit? The Hermit of Hekima: I knew you were coming. I sensed your presence hours ago. Such strong evil is very easy to detect. Telepathy: The Hermit of Hekima possesses this ability. He reads Simba's mind in order to get an idea of his personality. Your Soul Is Mine: The Hermit of Hekima dies when Virusi rips his soul out. Villains:
"Tama, I'm afraid you're just not good enough. Quite an amateur. Sort of... second rate." Voiced by: Anonymous13 B (impersonating Jonathan Freeman)
The arch enemy of the cubs, Hago is a villainous lion with a magic cobra-shaped staff and aspirations to rule the world.
"The weak shall not survive." Voiced by: Jeremy Irons
Simba's uncle, and the brother of King Mufasa, Scar is a psychotic lion with a suave demeanor, who wishes to control the Pride Lands at any cost.
Voiced by: James Woods
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. Evil Feels Good: The Writer is evil to the core. And he loves it, too. Evil Makes You Ugly: In his final form, the Writer is a total monster. Evil Overlord: The Writer created the universe and rules over it all. Evil Sounds Deep God Is Evil: And how! Jerkass God: The Writer is one horrible god. His only cause is to spread death and destruction. Kick the Dog: The Writer taunts his characters after revealing that they are all part of his story. He does the same after every murder he commits, too. Near Villain Victory: The Writer, being the most powerful foe, comes to the closest to defeating the cubs for good. No Body Left Behind: The Writer is wiped from the universe in The End. Slasher Smile: You know you're in trouble when they Writer has a psychotic smile on his face. Super Mode: The Writer's final form is an amalgamated combination of all the villains the cubs have ever faced before. Take Over the World: More like take over all of creation. Transformation Sequence: The Writer has one in The End, becoming a deadly combination of all the previous villains in the series. Ultimate Evil: The Writer is responsible for everything bad that has ever happened in the series. Ultimate Life Form: The Writer believes himself to be this. Villainous Breakdown: The Writer suffers this in The End. He becomes hell-bent on destroying the cubs. Especially Simba.
"Why is life so cruel to keep me here? Why can't I just...die?" Voiced by: Anonymous13 B
One of the cubs' main enemies, Shocker is an evil lion cub with electricity powers and a temper to match.
Alas, Poor Villain Arch-Enemy: Served as this when Hago wasn't around. Back from the Dead: Thanks to his immortality, this happens again and again. Big Bad: Shared this role with the Vimelea in Series 4 Big Damn Villains: He ends up killing Scar in Rebirth. Children Are Innocent: Harshly averted here. Death Is Cheap: He comes back multiple times, but he eventually meets a permanent end... Death Seeker: See the above quote. Detectives Follow Footprints: In his debut story, Shocker leaves paw prints that Simba and Haiba follow to find him easily. Disney Villain Death: Eventually gets one of these, courtesy of boiling lava, but he even manages to recover from that. Dying Alone: He is eventually condemned to permanent death and rebirth alone underneath the dirt. Enemy Mine: In Rebirth, he teams up with Simba, Nala, and Haiba to stop Scar. Even Evil Has Standards: Like Hago, even he is disturbed by Scar's monstrous nature. Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Shocker is almost never referred to by his original name of Duni. Even he rejects it. Evil Is Cool: One of the coolest villains in the series. Evil Laugh: Is fond of this. Evil Plan: He comes up with numerous evil plans to destroy the cubs. Evil Versus Evil: Shocker vs. Scar in Rebirth. 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. Lightning Can Do Anything: Including grant a lion cub electrical powers. From Nobody to Nightmare: He was originally an ordinary cub down on his luck. Psycho Electro: Obviously. Large Ham: Oh, yes. Obviously Evil: He may look cute, but he still is clearly not the cuddly type. Shock and Awe: Can shoot lightning bolts from his paws. Slasher Smile: Is prone to this.
Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
"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...
Timon and Pumbaa
"Don't tell me you actually believed that
nonsense? It is kind of good, though, isn't it?
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 cubs in with their friendly appearance. They suck the souls of two cubs each year, draining their life energy in order to remain immortal. These are two guys to stay away from.
The Royal Reaper
"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.