"Mm, yes. I can fix that . . . and now, I fix this."
"These paintings? Tell the future? Bunga! Why would you think such a thing?"
"First, do not take Rafiki's staff! Second, these paintings? You did not see what you think you saw. You watched them backwards. The rocks fall, and the zebras run! And all of this happened in the past!"
"Yes, yes! These paintings? They show the history of the Pride Lands."
"That is not Kion! It is Nala's father, Kion's grandfather, when he was a cub! And, you did not watch the whole thing. Kion's grandfather did fall from a big branch, but he was saved by the Lion Guard of his day! You see? These paintings do not predict your future, except for this new one."
"Me? Race Fuli? The fastest in the Pride Lands! Who would be so foolish to do that, huh?"
"The Outsiders are a group of lions led by a lioness named Zira. Simba banished them from the Pride Lands before any of you were born."
"After Scar was gone, Simba became King. But Zira told Simba he couldn't rule the Pride Lands. Because Scar had chosen her son Kovu to be king."
"Correct, honey badger! And that is what Simba told Zira. But Zira would not listen to reason. Instead, she attacked Simba! Of course, Simba won quickly. But after that, he had no choice. He had to banish Zira and her family from the Pride Lands. Forever!"
"Most definitely. And if they find out that Kion is Simba's son, there could be trouble. Much trouble!"
"The new stripes on your face and the color of your nose mean you're old enough to be a Royal Mjuzi. But you must learn to be quiet to hear the Lions of the Past.""Yes. You are having trouble not talking about it. But you must be quiet and listen to what I say, if you are to be Royal Mjuzi someday. Remember, the hardest part of listening is finding the quiet to hear.""That is understandable. But to hear the Lions of the Past, you must be calm and quiet. Shwari, Makini, shwari . Observe."
"Just like the antenna helps an insect sense its surroundings. The bakora staff helps the Royal Mjuzi sense the Lions of the Past."
"Now, these gourds will be an important part of your new staff. One for the future, and one for the past."
"Ha ha! Yes! You have found your bakora staff! Now, these gourds will be an important part of your new staff. One for the future, and one for the past. (GIGGLES) Yes. Now we must go to the Lair and try out your new staff. Then we can introduce you to the Royal Family!"
"This way, Makini. This way! Lion Guard! Come! I have someone I want you to meet. This is my new apprentice. Makini! Makini, this is the Lion Guard. And their Lair."
"You see, when Makini was born, the Lions of the Past told me that she would be the one to continue my role in the Circle of Life. And now that the stripes have appeared on her face, it is time for Makini to begin her training!"
"But, you must know the bad as well as the good. As you know, Makini, your bakora not only brings images of the past to life. It can help you hear the Lions of the Past. The Great Lions of the Past are in the sky. Their voices are in the wind. And you have all seen Kion use the Roar to make those Great Lions appear. But the Roar can also summon the worst lions of the Pride Lands past. Instead of clouds, these lions appear in fire. Once summoned, the bakora can be used to talk to evil lions as well."
"Talking to bad lions? It is a bad idea!"
"King Simba. Queen Nala. Royal family and friends. May I present my new apprentice Makini!"
"Someday, Makini will be Royal Mjuzi for Queen Kiara."
"Do not worry, Makini. There is more than just one stick that can be your staff! What's most important is who is holding the staff."