Top Ten Reasons Why The Lion Guard Is Going to Suck

The Top Ten

1 Hyenas as evil villains only ... Again.

Yes. Disney obviously hated every hyena that exists. They are so rude. Simba is racist and will KILL EVERY.. HYENA. EVER. No. Just. NO. - HyenaLover

Why is it wrong to introduce at least ONE hyena that's a goody two shoes?

Even some of Jasiri's clan are portrayed as villains? (At least the ones who look more like spotted hyenas than striped hyenas) During the song, Bring Back a Legend, in The Rise of Scar, two unnamed female hyenas show up and judging by their designs, they could be the same ones we saw in Jasiri's clan in Lions Of The Outlands. They might be double agents, but I am very upset about it. The show promised to have good hyenas, but suddenly changed it's mind and make some of the good hyenas into bad hyenas for a change, trying to enforce the god-awful "Always Chaotic Evil" tropes and cliches when it comes to certain animal species. This show keeps getting worse and worse, I even feel as far as wanting to KILL the show's protagonists (Kion, Fuli, Beshte, Ono and especially Bunga) for not letting animals outside the Pride Lands hunt and eat food for no reason. God, this show makes me so mad!

Yeah it's stupid
Why not a bird as the villians - Adventurur2

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2 "Kion" is a dumb name

This list is not awful, but the show is.

It's never a dumb name and it will never be. This list is awful, just awful. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

I think it means leader, or its short for Kiongozi. - LemonadeOcean

What the hell does Kion mean anyway?
Dumb? Stupid? Or maybe just plain weird. I dunno...

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3 The animation style is not very good

The quality looks like it came out of those lame Land Before Time sequels that have been releasing over the years.

The animation has actually improved in season 2. The movements and facial expressions are more fluid and smoother. - Gabriola

Ye - Adventurur2

4 It is a rip off trying to cash in the success of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

So true. From the animation style to using veteran voice actors/actresses from both anime and western animation to play guest stars in different episodes, I think TLG is trying too hard to be like MLP: FIM.

What? Really? It was a rip-off to MLP! - Neonco31

No it's not. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

5 It messes with the food chain.

Yeah! It is super annoying. The Lion Guard just does not let anyone eat. They don't respect the circle of life.

Not to mention that they never let the hyenas eat, they always stop them, just because they're supposed to be the villains of the show.

Alright, who chases away animals because they are starving and just came for food? I was pissed off when I saw that new episode. Poor tiger didn't get to eat. I wish he ate farnold. Or whatever that kids name is. Stop messing with the food chain.

I highly agree about this one. I know that this is a kids show, but the Lion Guard never lets anyone eat. Heck, the thing is, in the Lion King movies it explained about the 'Circle of Life' but the Lion Guard stops ALL from eating prey. No, I'm not talking about 'so this predator grabbed too much' I'm talking about 'so this predator is trying to eat their prey'.
The thing is, if there was no predators, the prey population would go up insanely. Then they would eat all the grass/etc and then they'd die.

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6 Why does the lion cub have a cutie mark?... Oh wait.

Ugh, its not a cutie mark! Just because it's a symbol that appears when doing something special or something related to your special talent doesn't mean it was intentional to be a cutie mark! - Gabriola

Cutie marks are on every pony in the show. And in The Lion Guard not EVERYONE has a symbol. Only 5 characters have a symbol on their shoulder. It's not a cutie mark, its actually a lion symbol to show they are in the Lion Guard! - LemonadeOcean

Aw great. The MLP of Disney Channel! - Neonco31

7 The Lion King franchise doesn't need a new installment and should have ended, died or banned by now.

It is the most overrated franchise in Disney history.

And it is getting even worse now with this series being a new addition... TLG is so cringe-worthy it reeks.

I cannot believe that The Lion Guard has a big fanbase.

Plus, TLG is the worst show of today's generation.

8 It was only made to introduce new generations of fans, making The Lion King fandom even worse than it is now.

I enjoyed Nuka until now...

And you thought the MLP fandom was bad? Just stay out of the TLK fandom. I'm warning you.

9 It is rather dark for a preschooler show

The good side is that while the six year olds will eat up the blatantly obvious simpler elements, older viewers (teens and adults and maybe even some older kids) being forced to watch will be entertained too by seeing the deeper storyline and stuff. - Lunala

I honestly think that the Lion Guard should been a regular Disney Channel geared towards children ages 6-13 instead of a Disney Jr. show geared toddlers. It is pretty dark and noneducational for a preschool show, and the regular Disney Channel should have shows that are not overly feminine live action shows (a lot of preteen and teenage girls may enjoy it, but I think the Disney Channel would be better if there was a variety of different themes of shows). - anonygirl

There are so many topics in The Lion Guard that could be somewhat 'adult' for a show intended for the toddler demographic. These themes would be fit better in a PG/PG-13/R rated film, TV14/TVMA-rated show, E10/T/M-rated game or even a hentai anime than a Disney Jr. show. The Lion Guard contains death, violence, suggestive themes and toilet humor. Heck, a female zebra gives live birth in one episode in the show. (Although it wasn't graphic nor do we see the birth, but still pretty dark) I am very surprised that no parent or political correct person complained about the controversies and explicit overtones in the show.

It's ironic that you think toilet humor only belongs on shows for older kids or adults because usually small children are the only ones that find it funny. I can understand where you are coming from, and I agree with everything else you posted. I just wanted to throw that out there. - anonygirl

MLP at least does handle it's theme properly - Neonco31

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10 Bunga is annoying

Bunga needs to just die already.

You won't believe how much I hate Bunga and how annoying he really is. It sucks that his hatedom seems to have died down and that some fans argue how he isn't annoying anymore. But those fans are all wrong and Bunga always have been annoying and irritating. To the point that I much rather kill Bunga than accept him as a good character. It doesn't help the fact that he shares several traits of other comic-relief characters that people find annoying *cough*Scrappy Doo*cough*, and has a couple catchphrases that have been perceived as annoying: "Zuka Zama! " and "un-Bunga-lievable". It satisfied me when Bunga got bitten by Ushari for landing on his head, given the fact how many times Bunga bullied Ushari prior. (Shame that Ushari is a villain in the show's second season)

ZUKA ZAMA, oh my gosh bunga that's all you say

Crap Bunga I hate you! (Sry I got a little carried away there! ) I hate Bunga like geeze why don't we have Kiera be actully Sweet, Brave, Kiera in the "lion guard" instead of this weird badger ever read "Warriors" Badgers are so annoying, escispelly in "Twilight" *sniff* like he thinks his fart jokes are funny I LIKE PUMBA BETTER! What about Timon and pumba if I could I would replace Bunga and the hippo dude with Kiera and Zuri honestly lets get real srry if I'm being rude but some people in the lion guar dare bullys like Bunga and Kion like he was mean to poor Kovu like wtc I loved Kovu in "The lion king 2" but really u just had to give him that stupid stare of yours ugh! Anyways glad the snake bit him he deserved it!
I feel like Bunga is inapropiate to kids what happened to "The circle of life? " can animals not eat or something whenther a cat eats a mouse people are just like DEFENFD THE MOUSE! Like dude, why don't we make this educational? I'm 11 and I'm just staring at this ...more

The Contenders

11 Not the best choice of animals for both the heroes and the villains.

Yeah, by the looks of it, Bunga acts rather mean. I know he's supposed to be the "bravest" but there's a difference between being brave and acting like some bully who doesn't give a care about anyone.

A doggone honey badger is one of the heroes, yet honey badgers are the meanest animals in reality. How come it gets to be a hero and a hyena can't?

Writer: Hey boss! Boss:what? Writer:I have the perfect idea for a animal! Boss:so..what is the animal? Writer:A hippo! Boss: Genius! A Overpowered animal that has even more powers! What could possibly go wrong! Basically the lion guard in a nutshell...

12 Kiara is a kid

Why would they even make her a kid? I hate that they didn't follow the Lion King 2.

Yep because I remember seeing the lk and I saw the daughter but she was born in the 1990s and she sounds like she's 4 even if she's older then kion

It is actually confirmed that TLG is a midquel that takes place in the middle of TLK2: SP.

13 The songs aren't very good

Zuka Zama? My butt... It only encourages children to get into dangerous places without caution.

Circle of Life was classic. Can you feel the love tonight was harmonic, be prepared was motivational and the soundtrack was awesome. Zuka Zama is just 'cool'.

14 It's a midquel instead of a sequel

When I saw the first five minutes of tlg on YouTube I thought it was going to be after the lion king 2, BUT NO! The show could be more better if it were after tlk 2 :T

15 It ruins the timeline of the Lion King 2

Some one alternate the time line

Ugh I HATE that one. The question is why don't they just make a story about Kopa or Kiera's cubs instead like an actull movie? :/


16 Simba's mother Sarabi is not in it

It is possible that the reason for Sarabi's absence in this, as well as The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride and such, was because her original voice actress passed away. As with Zira, if Sarabi were to appear again, she will most likely have a new actress. It is possible that Sarabi may still be alive at the time of TLG/TLKII, just not seen anywhere, yet.

I always thought she died during the events of lk2

17 Kiara never had a brother. She was an only child in Simba's Pride.


It makes no sense to add Kion as he never existed in LKII and The Lion Gard was never Referenced IN LK1 so why add it now? What about Kopa will he ever return?

They've just ruined the perfect timeline of the Lion King II.

Kiara never had a brother. She was an only child throughout her life!

18 Kiara is now a brat

They've made Kiara a loyal and independent lioness to a whiny child-like brat with a sassy attitude! what

Kiara is my favorite character and I am somewhat dissapointed on how she was portrayed. The good thing however in later episodes she is now closer to the original depiction. I would had wanted her to be more playful as she is too mature even if she had aged somewhat which contradicts her playful personality of her adult counterpart. The same thing I could say about Kion who also looks and feels like a fan fic character. Kion is too overpowered with his roar and he is too strong and makes the confrontation with the villains rather stale.

This is a reason why I think The Lion King sequels are this underrated. - The Ultimate Daredevil

19 Jasiri looks too feminine and smaller than Janja and his gang

Spotted hyenas are a matriarchal society, and female hyenas are larger and even have more testosterone than the males. Why the heck is Jasiri and her sister smaller than Janja and his thugs, as well as Shenzi, Banzai and Ed from the original Lion King film the series spun off from? One may argue that Jasiri and her clan are just children, while Janja's clan and Shenzi's clan are both all in the teen-adult age range, but still, come on. Even Jasiri has a SMALLER mouth compared to both Shenzi and Janja, which hyenas supposed to have big mouths and bone-crushing teeth. Is the show reinforcing the awful "good girls must be girly while bad girls must be more man-like than the good girls" trope over and over again?

Jasiri is a tomboy to me but with a feminine side. - Gabriola

Jasiri is a cub. - Fuli201

20 Carnivores are antagonized

Most carnivores are antagonized though.

We also have some good hyenas, a good leopard and good crocodiles. - Gabriola

Only lions and cheetahs are good guys. <.<

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