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Mibinamet!

–Azaad's catchphrase

Azaad is a young male cheetah who made his debut The Race to Tuliza.

Appearance

Azaad's upper body is well built. His fur is yellow, somewhat darker than that of Fuli's. His muzzle, paws, and underbelly are a slighter darker shade of cream, which is also present around his green eyes. The top of his ears are black, and inside are light grey with hazel brown lining the sides. His pointed nose contains two shades of brown, again darker than that of Fuli's, and also larger. At the bottom of his muzzle are two black markings. The markings on his body are dark spots of various sizes and shapes. Lastly, he has a pointed muzzle, with a tuft of fur sticking out from beneath. His tail is striped with yellow and black, with a rounded black tip.

Personality

Azaad is shown to be a prideful cheetah with high self-esteem, who never minded much before about having friends, that is until the very lucky day when he first met Fuli.

After meeting Fuli, Azaad is open to new ideas that he finds suitable for himself and his friends.

History

The Race to Tuliza

While looking for Tuliza, Fuli encounters Azaad, who is confused as to why Fuli has friends, since cheetahs, in general, are ordinarily solitary kind of animals.

Since she is in his territory and shows the fire of a cheetah in her heart, he challenges Fuli to a race, promising to help her locate the Tuliza, if she should win.

During the race, Fuli trips and falls at the very end, causing her to lose the race. She challenges Azaad to a rematch, since he knows the route better than she does. He accepts, and the rematch begins.

Fuli overtakes Azaad to the point, where he is unable to catch up to her, unless he uses a shortcut. He quickly thinks about it and then decides to make the decision of using the faster route to be faster than Fuli.

As he does so, he fails to grab the platform after leaping across a ravine, and starts to lose his grip. To his surprise, Fuli forfeits the match and returns to help him, and explains that it's what friends do.

Azaad is shocked to hear that Fuli already considers him a friend, and agrees to deliver the Tuliza to her friends with her.

They return to Flamingo Beach each with a branch of Tuliza flowers just in time to avoid Kion attacking the Flamingos. As the Lion Guard (and Makini) continue their journey, Azaad bids Fuli farewell, and tells her of his hopes that they will meet again in the future. He speeds away, leaving Fuli to gaze towards her new friend.

Journey to the Pride Lands

Azaad leads Janja and Jasiri quickly to the Tree of Life, to Fuil’s surprise, then Rani reveals that he has been to the Tree of Life before, from a “unexpected fall”.

Return to the Pride Lands

Azaad shows The Lion Guard the fastest way to the Pride Lands, however with the Lion Guard, it was a slow journey for Azaad.

Trivia

  • "Mibinamet" means "See you (later)" in Persian.
  • "Azaad" means "Free" or "Liberated" in Arabic.
  • Azaad frequently refers to himself in the third-person.
  • Fans knew about Azaad over a year in advance, due to the voice actor, Behzad Dabu, placing the information on his Twitter account.[1]
  • Azaad is the third known cheetah in the franchise.
Characters in The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard Members
KionBungaFuliOnoBeshteAnga
Kion's Family
SimbaNalaNala's FatherKiaraMufasaAskariSarabiScar
Pride Landers
AjabuBasiBig BaboonBobokaBupuChamaChuraFikiriGenetGumbaHadithiHamuHayaHodariJohariJuhudiKambuniKiaziKifaruKinyongaKitendoKongweKovuKuchimbaKulindaKuluKwatoLainiMakiniMakuuMasikioMa TemboMbeyaMbuniMekundu BatsMjombaMuhangaMuhangusMuhimuMtotoMwenziMzahaNyuniOgopaOnaPorcupine BrothersPuaPumbaaRafikiSable Antelope #1ShaukuShingoSwalaTamaaThe Bellow FellowsThurstonTiifuTimonTumbiliTwigaVuruga VurugaYoung RhinoZazuZigoZitoZuri
Unnamed Pride Landers
Baby BaboonBaby Baboon's MotherBaby HippoBoboka's SonFemale DuckFemale HareFemale MonkeyFemale MouseFemale ServalFemale WagtailGumba's MotherHyraxJerboaKlipspringerLittle MonkeyMale BushbuckMale CheetahMale CrocodileMale MongooseMale OryxMale PorcupineMale ServalMale TurtleMale VultureMtoto's MomTimon's MaYoung AardvarkYoung HareYoung HedgehogYoung Rhino's MotherYoung ServalList of Minor Characters
Outlanders
CheeziChunguDogoDogo's SiblingsGoigoiJanjaJasiriKengeKiburiKijanaKovuLionessMadoaMwogaMzingoNduliNjanoNneNukaNyataNyeusiReireiShupavuStrange CobraStrange LionSumuTamkaTanoTunuUshariVitaniWazaZiraWema
Back Landers
BadiliDhahabuJionaFahariMakuchaMapiganoRahaStarehe
Other Animals
AzaadBambunBoginoChuluunMouse DeerDomogDughiFlamingo Girl #1Flamingo Girl #2HafifuHitashiKimyoKomodo DragonKrud'dhaLumba-LumbaMajinuniMama BinturongMpishiMweviMwiziNabasuRaniOld CivetOraPãgalaSeisouShujaaSmunSokweTafuTenukTompokTuppUrohoYuki
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