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Scar was the main antagonist of The Lion King. He will be appearing in Season 2 of The Lion Guard.
According to A Tale of Two Brothers, Scar was given the name "Taka" --Swahili slang for "want" as the younger son of Ahadi and Uru. His older brother Mufasa was chosen to be king over himself, a decision which caused the young lion much anger and distanced him from his father and older brother. Over time, Taka came to resent Ahadi for favoring Mufasa and for choosing kingly duties over spending time with his sons. One day Taka went on a daily patrol with his father and older brother. While patrolling the Pride Lands, the three ran into Rafiki, a traveling baboon who was being plagued by the hyena trio, until he was saved by Ahadi, and his two sons, Mufasa and Taka. After the departure of the hyenas and talked about Rafiki's mission, Ahadi welcomed Rafiki into the Pride Lands and let him spend the night at Pride Rock even after Taka acknowledged that they should have let the baboon die. When Mufasa stayed by his father's side throughout the ordeal, Taka wandered off, feeling unconcerned with his father's doings. Later that night, Taka set a cobra on Mufasa, hoping to kill his brother in his sleep, but Rafiki thwarted the plan. The day after the attempted murder, Ahadi promised to take his sons hunting, but a group of angry Pride Landers had stalled him, and he was forced to cut the hunting trip short a change of events which that does not settle well with Taka. Though Mufasa understood why his father made that decision, Taka reacted with outrage and accused his father of always finding other things to do when they were supposed to spend time together. In answer to his son's protests, Ahadi attempted to explain that Mufasa understood the pressures of ruling a kingdom, but Taka's temper only flared, and he accused Ahadi for favoring Mufasa. Despite the young lion's animosity, Ahadi decided to disregard his sons anger, by leaving Taka alone to hunt with Mufasa. Before the hunt, Taka plotted with the hyenas to get his brother in trouble with Ahadi so that their father might have second thoughts about Mufasa becoming king. Once he agreed with the hyenas, he led Mufasa to a water hole, where an antagonistic buffalo named Boma was hogging the only water sources left after the start of the drought, and when Mufasa attempted to reason with Boma Taka roars with an ultimatum: and told Boma that he's enforcing the Kings orders, telling him if he doesn't listen to him he will challenge Mufasa to a fight. But that only angered Boma because Taka tricked him. When the buffalo began to chase Mufasa, Taka only laughed at his brothers fear until Boma's herd began to attack the young lion giving him his scar. Just in time, Ahadi came to the rescue to stop the attack, and Taka was taken back to Pride Rock, where Rafiki cared for him until he was patched up enough to speak. And Taka's left eye was wounded from the herd and told him that the young lion will heal but he will carry a scar with him for the rest of his life. Once recovered, Taka was told by his father, that the scar he earned will serve as a reminder of his recklessness. When Mufasa asked his brother why he made Boma angry, Taka only admitted that he wanted to embarrass Mufasa and to get even with Ahadi for breaking his promise to go hunting with him, and Ahadi warned his son, to keep his anger at bay and let his wound serve for his entire life. At first Taka was angry, but then Taka accepted his father's words and asked to be called "Scar" from now on. It's also revealed that when he was younger, Scar was tasked with leading The Lion Guard, and had the power called the "Roar of the Elders" by the Great Kings of the Past which, when used, would cause the Great Kings of the Past to roar with him. However, the power went to Scar's head and he believed that with this power, he should be the king instead of Mufasa. And he planned to dethrone Mufasa, by using the Roar of the Elders. When the rest of the Lion Guard refused to aid him in his plot, Scar destroyed them by using the Roar. Since this act proved he was unfit to whield this type of power, the Kings of the Past stripped him up the gift. In the years that followed the Lion Guard's downfall, Scar focused his life on striving for Mufasa's throne and continued to plot schemes with the hyenas to rule the Pride Lands. After his nephew Simba was born, Scar became more jealous than ever. His first plan was to trick Simba into going to the Elephant Graveyard where the hyenas would be waiting for the kill. But that plan was foiled by Mufasa. He then plans to not just get rid of Simba, but Mufasa as well. He sent the hyenas to trigger the wildebeest stampede. Although Simba survived the stampede, Scar successfully overthrew Mufasa by pushing him off the rock wall, killing him. He then framed Simba for Mufasa's death and exiled him and took over the Pride Lands. When Simba returned to Pride Rock as an adult, he forced Simba over the edge and revealed that he was the one who killed Mufasa. An angry Simba pounced on Scar and forced him to confess for the murder to the other lionesses. Simba cornered Scar to the top of Pride Rock and ordered Scar to be banished for murder and incrimination. Initially, Scar relented, then attacked Simba and after a long battle, Simba flipped Scar over the edge. Although Scar survived the fall, he was met by the hyenas who they thought he turned against him and proceeded to eat him alive. Some time prior to his death, Scar selected Kovu to be the next King. Kovu is the son of one of Scar's followers, Zira, whom Scar had a close relationship with and had told her all about the Roar of the Elders.
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar
In The Rise of Scar, a hyena named Janja tires of living under the harsh conditions of the Outlands, but refuses to accept the fact that he and the other hyenas only reside there because they selfishly refuse to adhere to the laws set by the Circle of Life. Instead, they want to eliminate Kion but each of their attempts have failed. A snake named Ushari claims that the secret to Kion's success is his ability to talk to the Great Kings of the Past, more specifically Mufasa. This gives them the idea to find a way to summon the only lion that's ever sided with the hyenas: Scar. Under Scar's authority, they hope to eliminate Kion and create a new order amongst the Pride Lands that gives them freedom to devour as much as they want. By using both the combined powers of Kion's roar and Makini's magical bakora staff, Janja and Ushari successfully manage to summon Scar's spirit, manifested in lava and fire.
Let Sleeping Crocs Lie
With him revived, Scar sees this as an opportunity to get revenge against Simba and overthrow him as the king. Scar plots to gather all the animals in the Outlands to create a new legion of followers. With an army of henchmen at his disposable once more, Scar seeks to ignite a hostile takeover of the Pride Lands and reclaim the kingdom as his own domain. To bring his plan in motion, Scar has Ushari trick a crocodile named Kiburu into taking down Simba along with his three followers. This plan fails and Ushari and his followers are banished from the pride lands as a result, therefore giving Scar four new minions to assist in his eventual takeover of the pride lands. And it's up to the Lion Guard to stop his scheme and maintain peace in the Pride Lands.
His personality was the opposite of Mufasa's. He was mean, envious, cruel and evil. His jealousy stemmed from the fact that his brother was chosen to be King. Scar was so hungry for power that he resorted into removing his own family permanently and destroying the kingdom. It was his thirst for power that caused him to lose the Roar of the Elders. He didn't believe in the Circle of Life concept and cared only for himself and his own glory.
It has been confirmed that Scar will be appearing in Season 2 of The Lion Guard as a new villain.
David Oyelowo will be voicing Scar in The Lion Guard.
Kion: Great nephew
Mufasa: Older brother
Nala: Niece in law
Kiara: Great niece
Kovu: Adoptive father
Kopa: Great nephew