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A lion has a flaming motif

This work is a proposed Trope, Tropers can vote and offer feedback in the comments section below.
Proposed By:
VolcanoWorld on Feb 11th 2019 at 2:31:48 AM
Last Edited By:
reppuzan on 18 hours ago
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Page Type: trope

Perhaps it is because their manes resemble wreaths of flame, but lions are often associated with heat and fire. This trope is Older Than Steam with the alchemical image of a lion eating the sun.


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Feedback: 15 replies

Feb 11th 2019 at 6:55:32 AM

Yokai Watch: Blazion is a fire-attribute lion yokai with a flaming mane. When inspiriting someone, he makes them "fired up" and determined.

Feb 11th 2019 at 7:10:46 AM

Video Games

  • The Kirby franchise has a recurring miniboss simply called Fire Lion, a brown lion with a mane of fire. It uses a combination of Natural Weapons and fire attacks.

Western Animation

  • In The Lion Guard, the evil lion Scar is brought back from the dead, manifesting himself as a giant, flaming head in a volcano.

Feb 11th 2019 at 8:52:26 AM

Feb 11th 2019 at 8:41:32 AM

Anime and Manga

  • In Saint Seiya Omega, Soma is the wielder of the Lionet Cloth and his fire-element Cosmo, producing flames with his attacks.

Video Game

  • Pokemon:
    • Pyroar is Fire-type Pokémon resembling a lion with a flame-colored mane. Its pre-evolution, Litleo, resembles a lion cub.
    • Solgaleo is a Steel and Psychic-type Pokémon resembling an enormous white lion, but is heavily associated with the radiance and heat of the sun.

Feb 11th 2019 at 8:55:19 AM

  • The Legend Of Zelda: Lynels are recurring lion-centaur enemies who are capable of breathing fireballs.

Feb 11th 2019 at 6:27:52 PM

Feb 11th 2019 at 12:04:24 PM

  • Literature/Warrior Cats- Firestar, an orange cat who was prophecied to be the "fire" that would save Thunder Clan, receives a sign from the his warrior ancestors in which his reflection is replaced with that of a lion with a mane that is described as "blazing".

Feb 11th 2019 at 1:13:58 PM

Looks like this is off to a good start, but I'd prefer to see more examples, more context on the Pokemon example, and more meat on the description before I hat this.

Feb 11th 2019 at 2:13:17 PM

Adding for a Live Action TV folder if made. Feel free to reword.

Not 100% sure if Lion Ha-Oh and Lion Fire Zord count

Feb 11th 2019 at 3:07:30 PM

Manga.Cardcaptor Sakura: Kerebos is a lionish being, which is connected to the Sun, and so, to the element of fire.

Feb 11th 2019 at 5:16:03 PM

This is definitely a trope, though the description needs a lot more meat and examples do need to be added.

  • Rivals Of Aether has Zetterburn, the lion prince of the Fire Nation who wields fire and has a burning mane.

Feb 12th 2019 at 4:59:55 PM

Another "{{Franchise/Pokémon}}" example

  • The Fire-type Entei is partly based off of a Chinese guardian lion.