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From behind Bars is a fanfic based off of Disney's The Lion King. It was written by ArizonaSivy.

The premise of the story is that Scar and Mufasa are captured and sent to a zoo under the mistake that they're nomadic. The two brothers must adjust to their new lif while hoping to find their way back to the Pridelands.


This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Alternate Universe Fic: Prior to Mufasa's death, both Mufasa and Scar are captured by humans and sent to a zoo.
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  • Disappeared Dad: After his youngest cub Mheetu died, Scar distanced himself from his daughter Nala. He doesn't even like to think of her as his daughter.

  • Hollywood Atheist: Most animals believe that you become a star upon dying. Scar is one of the few exceptions. The death of his son turned him bitter and atheistic. He believes that when you die, that's it.

  • Ill Girl: Sarafina is implied to be sickly. Her son Mheetu was also weak and died at a young age.
  • Kissing Cousins: Scar is Nala's father, making Simba and Nala first cousins. The two are bethroted to one another.
  • Oh My Gods!: The characters use the Great Kings in this manner.
    Mufasa: "What, in the name of the Great Kings, happened?"
  • Related in the Adaptation: Scar is Nala and Mheetu's father.
  • Royal Inbreeding: Nala and Simba are royal first cousins who are in an Arranged Marriage.
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  • Scavengers Are Scum: Scars hates being lowered to the point where he eats carrion (AKA, the meat that humans give them). He thinks that scavenging is beneath him.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Mufasa and Scar are 1/4th Cape lion. Cape lions are an extinct sub-species of lion known for their black manes.
  • Son of an Ape: Scar derides humans as "hairless monkeys".
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