Character Information
Gender: Male
Show: The Lion Guard
Also known as: Prince Kion
Species: Lion
Age: 12-14 years old (in human years)
Friends: Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Zazu, Rafiki, Bunga, Fuli, Beshte, Ono, Tiifu, Zuri, Basi, Jasiri, Ajabu, Mufasa, Badili, Kovu (presumed), Majinuni and Hafifu, King Sokwe, Hadithi, Makuu, Kulinda, Makini, Mjomba, Tamaa, Haya, Ogopa, Madoa, Tunu and Wema, Jasiri's Clan, Mbeya, Shingo, Thurston, Swala, Ma Tembo, Twiga, Basi's Pod, Boboka, Gumba, Kambuni, Kifaru, Kwato, Mbuni, Muhanga and Muhangus, Muhimu, Hamu, Juhudi, Mwenzi, Mwizi, Shauku, Uroho, Vuruga Vuruga, Young Rhino, Mtoto, Dhahabu, Hodari, Kongwe, Kinyonga
Enemies: Janja (arch-nemesis), Cheezi, Chungu, Nne, Tano, Janja's Clan, Ushari, Mzingo, Makuu (formerly), Reirei, Goigoi, Dogo, Kijana, Makucha, Mapigano, Mpishi, Zira, Nuka, Vitani, Kovu (at the end of Lions of the Outlands), the Outsiders, Kiburi, Kenge, Scar
Relatives: Simba (father),

Nala (mother), Kiara (older sister), Mufasa (paternal grandfather; deceased), Sarabi (paternal grandmother), Kovu (brother-in-law), Vitani (sister-in-law), Nuka (brother-in-law; deceased), Unnamed lion (maternal grandfather; presumed deceased), Sarafina (maternal grandmother), Scar (paternal great-uncle; deceased)

Occupation: Prince of the Pride Lands

Leader of the Lion Guard

Catchphrase(s): "Hevi kabisa!"
First Appearance: "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar"
Voiced by: Max Charles

Kion is the main protagonist of the show, The Lion Guard. He is the fiercest member and leader of the lion guard. His name means "Leader" in Swahili language.


Before he became leader of the lion guard Kion was a carefree and playful lion who was a bit immature. Despite this he still followed Simba's rules and was catious about going into the Outlands. After assembling the guard he has proven himself to be a fierce and intelligent leader who took his role as leader of the lion guard seriously.

Although he is very open-minded he has had a small resentment towards hyenas though he has moved passed this thanks to Jasiri and learned that not all hyenas are bad.

Kion has his moments of being arrogant and competitive especially towards his older sister Kiara mainly because of her catty attitude towards him but they do eventually get along with each other and care about each other deeply.

Kion values his friends and family and would do all that he can to protect them from harm. He is very reflective towards his actions and would do anything he can to fix his mistakes. Kion is kind, friendly, and helpful towards others who would always protect them from harm and keep the circle of life in balance.

Unlike his older sister who went to Outlands that isn't allowed, Kion is obediant to his parents.


Though quite similar in appearance to his father Simba, Kion bears a striking resemblance to his grandfathers, ​Mufasa and ​Nala's father. While Simba is more rounded in appearance, Kion is robust and block-like, with a square jaw and a pronounced chest. As far as coloring goes, Kion possesses a pale golden pelt broken only by patches of lighter fur on his muzzle, paws and underbelly. His fur is several shades lighter than his father's and carries more yellow undertones as opposed to his sister's orange. This trait most likely comes from ​Nala, whose tawny color mixed with Simba's gold to result in a rich yellow.

Kion inherited dark ear rims from his father, Simba. However, Kion's ear rims are black on the top and brown on the sides as opposed to young Simba's ear rims, which are black only on the sides. Kion bears spots on the backs of his legs and the mark of the Lion Guard on his left shoulder. His tail tuft matches his head tuft in color, being somewhat bushier than his father's, and his eye rims follow the usual pattern, with the top shade being darker than his main pelt, while the bottom shade is lighter than his main pelt. His eyes are light brown.