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?

TheRe is going to be one good hyena in the show

They introduced a new good hyena! And there are other villians, Makku the crocodile, Mzingo the vulture. Just watch the show. - Fuli201

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2 "Kion" is a dumb name

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

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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.

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.

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5 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

6 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.

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 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...

9 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'.

10 It is rather dark for a preschooler show

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.

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

I think bungas the first ever Disney Jr. Character to fart. I man did anyone remember stuffy farting on doc mcstuffins, or clover on Sofia first for the ostrich on miles from tommarowland farting

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

The Newcomers

? It is for babies

For some reason, this is the only The Lion King entry that is mostly for babies. Its only T.V. network to be on is Disney Junior. Even so, what excuse is there to be this unrealistic, TLG?! - The Ultimate Daredevil

? The show doesn't even get it's "animal facts" right a hundred percent.

Male hyenas don't lead clans nor do they behave like dogs, female ostriches are a different color from the males, zebras don't make horse noises, the list goes on and on.

The Contenders

11 It messes with the food chain.

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.

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

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.

They chase away the hyenas because they try take a whole herd of, Zebra, Antelope, Gazelle, etc. - Fuli201

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12 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.

13 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

14 It's a midquel instead of a sequel
15 Kovu and Nuka are not in Lion Guard

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

They, along with Vitani, are confirmed to show up as some point later in the series.

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16 Flanderized characters
17 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.

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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

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

19 It is an educational show for preschoolers, yet it may be teaching that hyenas are all evil henchmen and that good ones don't exist.

With the possible exception of Jasiri, who is a guest character and appeared in only one episode, spotted hyenas are still demonized and portrayed as villains in the show just like the movie it was spun off from. It sucks on many levels.

20 There's no romance

Yep, the only "official" couples in the show known so far are the parents; Simba and Nala, Reirei and Goigoi, Basi and his wife (since Beshte is his son), Muhanga and Muhangus, and Muhimu and her mate (since she has a son). But that doesn't stop 'shippers from "shipping" whatever the heck they want. I won't be surprised if Kion and Zuri ended up as a couple when they grow older knowing how hideously stereotypical and trope-overdosed The Lion Guard is. Heck, even a comic in The Lion Guard Magazine hinted at a "rescue romance" between Kion and Zuri after he rescued her from Makuu and his band of crocodiles. So yeah, KionxZuri might also be official after all.

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