The Mark of the Guard (sometimes known as the Lion Guard symbol) is a special mark given to members of the Lion Guard. It is in the shape of a roaring lion's head. Each member's mark changes color to match their own pelt. It is given to them by the leader placing their paw over their shoulder.
It seems to be well-known as a representation that the animal that it is bestowed upon is a member of the Guard.
Kion and Bunga are seen playing Baobab Ball when their baobab rolls into the Outlands. Bunga leaps in to retrieve it, but is caught by Cheezi and Chungu. Kion uses the Roar of the Elders to make the hyenas let Bunga go, and the Mark of the Guard appears briefly on his shoulder before fading away. It later reappears during Kion's Lament after Kion accepts his destiny.
The Mark of the Lion Guard is visible on the left shoulders of each member of the Guard during every episode of the show.
Jasiri mentions that Kion is the leader of the Lion Guard, to his surprise. She notes that the Mark is a giveaway that he's a member of the Guard.
- An early version of the mark was a lion paw print.
- There are many mistakes regarding the Mark of the Guard in both The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and the TV series. The Mark may be on the wrong shoulder, facing the wrong direction, missing entirely, be present in multiple places on one character, or, in the case of Fuli, be replaced with or overlapping with another marking.