Character Info

Every time I run into the Lion Guard, I'm the one getting run over. Someday, they'll regret it.

–Ushari, The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

Ushari is a male cobra that resides in the Pride Lands and lives in the Outlands.

Although initially a neutral character, Ushari turned to villainy after being disturbed and injured many times by the Lion Guard. Currently, they are unaware of his treachery. He became one of the two secondary antagonists in Season 2, alongside Janja.


Ushari is a red Egyptian cobra with a creamy-tan underside and narrow purple markings. He has two circular markings the same color as his underside on his hood, which is a paler shade of red than his body, with two more purple markings inside them.


Ushari appears to be rather timid at first impression. However, when confronted, he can be quite fierce, cruel, savage, aggressive, unsympathetic, and bloodthirsty. He prefers to be left alone, and dislikes being disturbed.

He shows a dislike for Bunga in particular, though did not appear to harbor any ill feelings towards the rest of the Lion Guard for a very long time, though remained cautious of their presence.

After being trampled on by the Lion Guard one too many times, Ushari is pushed over the edge and swears vengeance upon them. He teams up with Janja and his hyenas and joins them in their quest to take down the Lion Guard planning to have himself and his fellow reptiles rules the Pride Lands. To accomplish this, Ushari suggests finding a way to communicate with Scar after learning Kion can talk to Mufasa which they ultimately succeed in doing.

Since becoming a villain, Ushari acts as a double agent continuing to reside in the Pride Lands but carrying out the schemes thought of by Janja and later Scar along with his skink minions who serve as Ushari's personal spies. He has proven that he is incredibly intelligent and comes up with lethally efficient schemes, on par with Scar, who appears to find him a valuable minion for his intelligence and control over the skinks. He also appears to be power-hungry, as his reason to work with Scar is so that reptiles like him would rule the Pride Lands and that he would be feared and respected. He is also manipulative which is proven when he tricked Kiburi into thinking he could rule the Pride Lands before his mashindano, convinces Makini to ask Rafiki how to summon Scar, and persuades Janja's Clan of hyenas to help him summon the evil lion.


The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

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Ushari is first seen sleeping peacefully in the Pride Lands, until Bunga crashes into him along with his Baobab Ball. The baobab gets stuck in his mouth, and Bunga carelessly removes it before running off. Ushari then ducks when Kion leaps over him.

The Rise of Makuu

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Ushari sneaks up behind a hyrax and attempts to eat him shortly after he was saved by the Lion Guard, only to have Bunga force the hyrax out of his mouth. When he protests, Bunga twists him into a little ball and hurls him against a nearby tree. Ushari bounces off and lands in a coiled heap on the ground. He hisses and mutters, "That Bunga."

Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots

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Disturbed again...

Ushari is seen sleeping in the forest. He wakes up upon noticing a lost Bunga in front of him, and asks if he's going somewhere. Bunga responds negatively yet blithely to the question, and quickly leads his friends away.

Bunga the Wise

After Lake Kaziwa floods, the Lion Guard sans Bunga travels the Pride Lands to assist animals that were affected by the damaging waters. Kion approaches a hole in the earth and asks the Guard which of them would be willing to check on Ushari and the other cobras.

The Kupatana Celebration

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Ushari at Kupatana.

Ushari is seen at the Kupatana Celebration with Timon and Pumbaa. He smiles kindly towards them.

Fuli's New Family

Ushari is in a bush, where Bunga lands on his head unexpectedly. As a result, he bites Bunga on his backside. When Ono sees Ushari, he becomes worried. Beshte asks why he bit Bunga and he explains why, muttering that he should have bit him more than once, before slithering back into his bush.

Paintings and Predictions

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Ushari is lying in the grass when Bunga jumps on him. He coils tightly around the honey badger, and tells him that while he should bite him, the last time he did he was unable to rid his mouth of Bunga's taste for days. Ushari then uncoils and slithers away.

The Lost Gorillas

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Back on the ground

Ushari is resting near the Lion Guard when a gorilla called Hafifu calls his brother, Majinuni, and mistakenly refers to Ushari as a stick. Ushari is mildly offended by their statement, but before he can do anything, Hafifu grabs him from the floor while Majinuni taunts him by saying he can't hit the baobab fruit. Hafifu assures him that he can and ignores Ushari's cries for him to stop, and throws Ushari into the fruit hanging on a tree. Ushari bites down with his fangs, but falls regardless. When he reaches the ground he spits the fruit out, muttering "Every time I get near the Lion Guard".

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

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Ushari is sleeping peacefully, until he is awoken by the impending Lion Guard. After successfully avoiding nearly all of them, Bunga manages to crash into him. He tries to sleep elsewhere, but the Lion Guard disturb him again by sending the hyenas crashing into him. Although he avoids them from above, he is unable to escape the scarpering clan, and he gets trampled as they make a hasty retreat back home. He slithers away, muttering about how the Guard will one day pay for their constant disturbances.

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Ushari speaks with Janja

A little later, he overhears Makini speaking with Kion, who was talking with Mufasa. After discovering Kion's big secret, he moves into the Outlands, where Janja's Clan threaten to eat him after their unsuccessful hunting trip into the Pride Lands from earlier. He manages to persuade them into letting him go, with the promise of proving that Kion can speak to Mufasa, and planting the idea of them speaking with Scar in his head. He finds Makini again, with the hyenas watching him nearby, and gets her to consider asking her mentor, Rafiki, about being able to speak with the bad lions of the past.

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Speaking with Makini

Ushari moves into a nearby bush and watches with Janja as Makini leaves with Rafiki. With Janja still wary of Ushari, Ushari calls his friends, a group of skinks, to see where Makini and her mentor go. They find them heading into The Lair of the Lion Guard, and Ushari follows them in after Kion has left. He learns that to summon Scar, the Roar of the Elders must be performed over the volcano, and, with the help of a Bakora Staff, the ritual will be complete. He reports back to Janja, and they come up with a plan to Bring Back a Legend.

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Scar is summoned

After kidnapping Kiara and stealing Makini's staff, Nne drops off the staff to Ushari, who waits in the Outlands Volcano. Once Janja forces Kion to use his roar in anger by taunting him, Ushari shakes the staff, but nothing happens. When Janja arrives he is furious, and tosses it in. With the staff in the volcano, a small eruption occurs, and Scar presents himself to them both.

===Let Sleeping Crocs Lie===

When Shupavu and another skink discover that Makuu and his float have been disturbed, Ushari and Scar decide to keep an eye on the situation. Later, when a Mashindano is called for, Scar tells Ushari to trick Kiburi into believing that he can rule the Pride Lands.

At sunset in Lake Matope, Ushari speaks with Kiburi privately before the match, explaining the plan. He checks that his crocodiles know what to do, and, after receiving a compliment from Kiburi, he slithers away.

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Kiburi traps Ushari

When Kiburi fails, he and his followers are banished from the Pride Lands. He finds Ushari sleeping in the Outlands, and angrily confronts him, asking him why he shouldn't eat him right there. Ushari is relaxed, and persuades the crocodile to let him show him something very, very special. He leads the crocodiles to Scar, who starts to tell them that he has a plan, which Ushari is eager to hear more about.

Swept Away

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"So sad..."

In the Outlands Volcano, Ushari notices Cheezi and Chungu getting confused over something trivial, and rolls his eyes in annoyance. Just then, Njano arrives and shouts right next to Ushari to get his attention. Ushari is annoyed at the loud call, but becomes intrigued when he learns that Beshte is alone in the Outlands. When Scar overhears, he starts to note how easy it will be to eliminate him, and Ushari gets excited, stating that it will weaken the Lion Guard. When the hyenas get confused, Ushari commands them to listen to Scar, who has a plan.

Later, when Janja, Cheezi and Chungu fail their mission, Ushari tracks them down, and informs them that Scar wishes to speak with them. And he's not happy.

Rescue in the Outlands

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Janja told Ushari about Jasiri.

As Ushari sleeps in the volcano, Janja, Cheezi and Chungu return, having failed a mission to find the jackals. After they explain that Jasiri got in their way, Ushari is dumbfounded that a single hyena was able to defeat all three of them. He watches as Scar appears, ultimately ordering Janja to get rid of her.

The Bite of Kenge

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A sleeping Ushari gets stepped on by Janja and his hyenas as they return from an unsuccessful trip into the Pride Lands, having tried to steal some takiti melons. When Scar appears and hears about this, he orders them to go back and steal the takiti melons they tried to take. When Janja worries about the Lion Guard's interference, Ushari tells Scar and the hyenas about his friend, Big Bad Kenge, and is ordered to find him by Scar. Before the hyenas leave, Ushari warns them not to call Kenge "a little lizard".





  • Ushari was confirmed to be returning in Season 2 ahead of time along with Jasiri, Makuu and Reirei.[1]
  • He is the first character in the show to turn evil.


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