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** In the original film, even though Scar worked with the hyenas, he clearly did not think highly of them, considering his constant snarking how he's SurroundedByIdiots. He clearly considered them as "useful idiots" rather than proper allies, so he clearly shares the FantasticRacism that lions bear towards hyenas.


* While Mufasa's spirit appears as a figment in the clouds, Scar's likeness is framed in fire. This is a nice way to highlight [[HeavenAndHell the contrast between the heavenly Mufasa and the hellish Scar.]]

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* While Mufasa's spirit appears as a figment in the clouds, Scar's likeness is framed in fire. This is a nice way to highlight [[HeavenAndHell the contrast between the heavenly Mufasa and the hellish Scar.]]


* Janja and Jasiri not only act different, but look different as well. Janja and his clan are confirmed descendants of the hyenas from the Elephant Graveyard and as such, they bear the same physical features like YellowEyesOfSneakiness and sickly-grey fur, whereas the animals in Jasiri's clan have white sclera eyes and a more purple fur tone to make them distinguishable from the 'bad hyenas'.

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* Janja and Jasiri not only act different, but look different as well. Janja and his clan are confirmed descendants of the hyenas from the Elephant Graveyard and as such, they bear the same physical features like YellowEyesOfSneakiness and sickly-grey fur, whereas the animals in Jasiri's clan have white sclera more cream-colored eyes and a more purple fur tone to make them distinguishable from the 'bad hyenas'."bad hyenas".


* Although Badili is a friendly leopard, keep in mind he is ''still'' a predator. And when you consider how leopards store their food, it isn't hard to imagine why the galagos wouldn't want to share a tree with him (besides the obvious fear that they themselves could get eaten).

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* Although Badili is a friendly leopard, keep in mind he is ''still'' a predator. And when you consider how that leopards store their food, food in trees, it isn't hard to imagine why the galagos wouldn't want to share a tree with him (besides the obvious fear that they themselves could get eaten).




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* Had Kion never met Jasiri, he would most likely remain [[FantasticRacism thinking that]] ''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil all hyenas'' are as bad]] [[HeinousHyena as Janja's clan]].


* So, in "The Scorpion's Sting", it's a bit redundant to have Sumu the scorpion when Ushari is a venomous cobra who can accomplish the same result, but there's a reason Ushari wasn't sent to do the task; Ushari isn't very good at stealth, so he's too big that he can easily be spotted, and there aren't very many places for him to hide in Pride Rock, and it's established he's not very fast either, so he can still get caught if he tries to get away.

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* So, in "The Scorpion's Sting", it's a bit redundant to have Sumu the scorpion when Ushari is a venomous cobra who can accomplish the same result, but there's a reason Ushari wasn't sent to do the task; Ushari isn't very good at stealth, so as he's too big that he can easily be spotted, and there aren't very many places for him to hide in Pride Rock, and it's established he's not very fast either, so he can still get caught if he tries to get away.




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* Fuli is the first female to ever join the Lion Guard. This fits perfectly with RealLife lions' behavior; the males protect the territory while the lionesses do most of the hunting. That's why the previous Lion Guards, that only had lion members, never had any females.


* According to Jasiri, most hyenas are actually good. Taking this into consideration, maybe the only reason the hyenas in the film joined Scar was truely because he promised they would "never go hungry again". They just drank in his every word without thinking further. Note that it would simply turn them more stupid than evil, and admit it, incredibly environmentally irresponsible... just like another [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters notorious species]].

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* According to Jasiri, most hyenas are actually good. Taking this into consideration, maybe the only reason the hyenas in the film joined Scar was truely truly because he promised they would "never go hungry again". They just drank in his every word without thinking further. Note that it would simply turn them more stupid than evil, and admit it, incredibly environmentally irresponsible... just like another [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters notorious species]].



** According to "Ono and the Egg", hawks are not allowed to hunt in the Pride Lands. The Pride Lands already has eagles (seeing as how Hadithi is allowed there) and owls (an owl's hoot was heard in "Beware of the Zimwi") filling in the role as aerial predators.

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** According to "Ono and the Egg", hawks are not allowed to hunt in the Pride Lands. The Pride Lands already has eagles (seeing as how Hadithi is allowed there) and owls (an owl's hoot was heard in "Beware of the Zimwi") filling in the role as of aerial predators.predators.
** Furthermore, this adds nuance to the 'lions only' tradition. If there are only a few predatory species in the Pridelands, warlike titles like "Fiercest" will probably fall on a lion. To say nothing of how far it is between herds' grazing grounds to the Guard den (talk about a long work commute!), and how the preyed-upon species might leave if asked to contribute Guards ''as well as'' meat to the pride. Kion is lucky to have such adventurous friends.


* Janja and Jasiri not only act different, but look different as well. Janja and his clan are confirmed descendants of the hyenas from the Elephant Graveyard and as such, they bear the same physical features like YellowEyesOfSneakiness and sickly-grey fur, whereas Jasiri's clan has white eyes and a more purple fur tone to make them distinguishable from the 'bad hyenas'.

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* Janja and Jasiri not only act different, but look different as well. Janja and his clan are confirmed descendants of the hyenas from the Elephant Graveyard and as such, they bear the same physical features like YellowEyesOfSneakiness and sickly-grey fur, whereas the animals in Jasiri's clan has have white sclera eyes and a more purple fur tone to make them distinguishable from the 'bad hyenas'.




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\n* Janja and Jasiri not only act different, but look different as well. Janja and his clan are confirmed descendants of the hyenas from the Elephant Graveyard and as such, they bear the same physical features like YellowEyesOfSneakiness and sickly-grey fur, whereas Jasiri's clan has white eyes and a more purple fur tone to make them distinguishable from the 'bad hyenas'.


* So, in "The Scorpion's Sting", it's a bit redundant to have Sumu the Scorpion when Ushari is a venemous cobra who can accomplish the same result, but there's a reason Ushari wasn't sent to do the task; Ushari isn't very good at stealth, so he's too big that he can easily be spotted, and there aren't very many places for him to hide in Pride Rock, and it's established he's not very fast either, so he can still get caught if he tries to get away.


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* So, in "The Scorpion's Sting", it's a bit redundant to have Sumu the Scorpion scorpion when Ushari is a venemous venomous cobra who can accomplish the same result, but there's a reason Ushari wasn't sent to do the task; Ushari isn't very good at stealth, so he's too big that he can easily be spotted, and there aren't very many places for him to hide in Pride Rock, and it's established he's not very fast either, so he can still get caught if he tries to get away.





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\n* So, in "The Scorpion's Sting", it's a bit redundant to have Sumu the Scorpion when Ushari is a venemous cobra who can accomplish the same result, but there's a reason Ushari wasn't sent to do the task; Ushari isn't very good at stealth, so he's too big that he can easily be spotted, and there aren't very many places for him to hide in Pride Rock, and it's established he's not very fast either, so he can still get caught if he tries to get away.





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\n** To be fair, most of the instances where the Guard trespasses into other borders, they have a good reason for it (eg; leading animals into the Pridelands). And if predators intrude, some laws need to be broken. Mufasa didn't just let Simba be eaten the time he ventured into the Elephant Graveyard. Then again, he also mentioned that a ''king'' can't do this stuff, he never mentioned the guard's limitations.


* In "The Bite of Kenge", Scar plots for all the melons to be stolen from the Pridelands so that the elephants will die of thirst. Now why would Scar - whose main goal is to reclaim the Pridelands - be focused on something as petty as [[ForTheEvulz killing off random animals]]? Well, it just so happens the previous episode talked about peace being made between the elephants and lions. And several other episodes made it clear these two species have a special alliance. When you put this all together, maybe Scar anticipated that by exterminating members of one of the royal family's greatest allies, he would break them apart, possibly leading to a war, and thus a huge detriment to the circle of life and an opportunity for him to take over.


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* In "The Bite of Kenge", Scar plots for all the melons to be stolen from the Pridelands so that the elephants will die of thirst. Now why would Scar - whose main goal is to reclaim the Pridelands - be focused on something as petty as [[ForTheEvulz killing off random animals]]? Well, it just so happens the previous episode talked about peace being made between the elephants and lions. And several other episodes made it clear these two species have a special alliance. When you put this all together, maybe Scar anticipated that by exterminating members of one of the royal family's greatest allies, he would break them apart, possibly leading to a war, and thus a huge detriment to the circle Circle of life Life and an opportunity for him to take over.
** There's also the fact elephants are a keystone species. Without them, the Pridelands would be devastated making it easier for him to take
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*** Vultures aren't restricted to desert-like environments and leopards are absolutely savannah dwellers.

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* One of the first things Mufasa taught Simba in the first movie was that no, a king actually ''can't'' go wherever he wants, whenever he wants, and expect to get his way all the time. Kion frequently leads the guard across the border, gets violent with the local predators if they object, and is actively encouraged to do so by Simba, so it's clear this lesson never stuck.


** There is no much of a clue that Simba had a strong friendship with leaders of other species, out of diplomacy and protocol. In fact, he does not speak properly elephantese. In parallel, it is hard to define what they "rebuilt" collaboratively in the context of a natural landscape, according to whether they put an extra effort for it or just let things go naturally back to normal after Scar's fall. Admittedly, you can imagine Simba had a very hard time to convince animals to come back to the Pride Lands, and probably needed to appear very sympathetic and conciliatory when setting the "taxes" during the transition period.



** A kind of pathetic attempt to rationalize the FisherKing trope

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