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!

Jasiri and her clan are striped hyenas (they're mainly scavengers) whereas the villainous Janja and his clan are spotted hyenas. (whom hunt more than scavenge) It is not enough to save the whole hyena species from having a bad reputation if one species of hyena is demonized, unfortunately.

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2 "Kion" is a dumb name

It's just 'lion' with a K. Not creative at all.

It is just 'lion' with a different letter, although it might be short for 'kiongozi', which is the Swahili word for 'leader'...

No is not

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

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

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

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.

Despite claiming they defend it, the lion guard wipe their collective kiddie asses with it. Awful message for kids. It's like Police Brutality: the toddler show.

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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

Aw great. The MLP of Disney Channel! - Neonco31

7 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.

8 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.

9 It is rather dark for a preschooler show

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

I don't know if Disney Jr. has fart jokes

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10 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...

The Contenders

11 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'.

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 Fuli is a ripoff of Rainbow Dash and Sonic

I fear the thought of shippers pairing up Fuli with either RD or Sonic once the show is running.

16 Kiara is a kid

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

17 It ruins the timeline of the Lion King 2

Some one alternate the time line

18 Kovu and Nuka are not in Lion Guard

They were, the episode aired today and it was very disappointing.

When are they Guest Starring

They are guest starring

I agree with the anon on the top.

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19 Flanderized characters
20 Simba forgets his friendship with Timon and Pumbaa

But again, Timon and Pumbaa both are horrible, downright annoying characters.

Better solve a NEW friendship problem! Call Twilight Sparkle now! - Neonco31

Timon and Pumbaa deserve better than this. They were very important, if it wasn't for them, Simba would be dead!

Timon and Pumbaa helped raise Simba a and helped him become king. Well anyway he's back but doesn't remember any of that and thinks he's better then them. They are introduced as minor characters if it wasn't for them he wouldn't be king!

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