Simba - The Lion Guard
Character Information
Gender: Male
Show: The Lion Guard
Also known as: King Simba
Species: Lion
Friends: Rafiki, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa, Ma Tembo
Enemies: Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, Zira, Reirei, Kiburi, Vitani
Relatives: Nala (wife), Kiara (daughter), Kion (son), Mufasa (father; deceased), Sarabi (mother), Scar (uncle; deceased)
Occupation: King of the Pride Lands
Voiced by: Rob Lowe

Simba is the main protagonist of The Lion King franchise. He is currently the king of the pride lands.


As a cub, his father Mufasa was murdered by Scar who framed Simba for the incident leading to his exile. When he returned as a full-grown lion, he learned the truth about his father's death and overthrew Scar, and became king.


Simba is brave, strong, full of courage and kindness, and does his best to make his father proud. He is very strict about keeping traditions, and he shows great concern about Kion and the formation of the new Lion Guard. However, he eventually came to accept the new Guard after they successfully thwarted Janja's Clan, which shows that he is also reasonable. Though he may seem a bit overprotective at times, Simba cares greatly for his family and the future of the Pride Lands. He was nervous about ruling the Pride Lands for the first time. And he is also known as adventurous, fun-loving, headstrong, understanding, heroic, protective, courageous, dependable, confident, competitive, strong-willed, forgiving, selfless, affectionate, arrogant (occasionally), fatherly, boastful (occasionally), insecure, gullible (occasionally), knowledgeable, imaginative, nice, gentlemanly, serious, independent, mature, bright, athletic, responsible, organized, unappreciative (formerly), reasonable, melodramatic (formerly), attentive, jovial, educated, sweet, trustworthy, good-hearted, level-headed, instructive, tenacious, tidy, loving, encouraging, honorable, assertive, intellectual, rational, big-hearted, active, laid-back, loyal, cautious, outgoing, ungrateful (formerly), noble, great-hearted, mild-mannered, astute, smart, testy, efficient, respectful, friendly, upbeat, zany, zesty, annoying (occasionally), sensible, obstinate, negative (formerly), keen, irresponsible (formerly), defiant, devoted, artistic, dignified, diligent, aspiring, dramatic (occasionally), aggressive (occasionally), disgraceful (formerly), fearful, anxious, timid, humble, empathetic, relaxed, self-absorbed (formerly), observant, nurturing, naive, judgmental (formerly), brainy, outspoken, reliable, jocular, unselfish, narrow-minded (formerly), irrational (formerly), ornery and rambunctious. Simba can be impatient with those who don't listen to him, and believes that it is best to think before acting. He holds his royal position in a high regard and does not tolerate being disrespected. He also appears to have a short temper, and tends to roar loudly when angered. As king, he respects each and every animal's customs and always tries to make peace in the Pride Lands. He understands that everyone makes mistakes, and believes that what is done to correct those mistakes is what matters. Despite his preference to assume leadership over certain circumstances, he understands when he must give the leadership to others, and follow the guidance of others.


Simba is a fully grown lion of great size and stature, with a large dark red mane and tail tuft. Many of his physical features are similar to those of his father Mufasa, such as his square jaw and small, pointed ears. He is powerfully built and broad-shouldered. His fur is brownish-gold, while his muzzle, paws, and underbelly are creamy tan. 

He has reddish-brown eyes, dark red-brown whiskers, and a pink nose. He strongly resembles his son, Kion.