|“||A martial eagle! Oh, they're amazing flyers. And they do fly high. Very high! Common knowledge, really.||”|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Information
- 3 History
- 3.1 Ono's Idol
- 3.2 Cave of Secrets
- 3.3 Fire from the Sky
- 3.4 Battle for the Pride Lands
- 3.5 The Harmattan
- 3.6 The Accidental Avalanche
- 3.7 Ghost of the Mountain
- 3.8 Marsh of Mystery
- 3.9 Dragon Island
- 3.10 Journey of Memories
- 3.11 The Race to Tuliza
- 3.12 Mama Binturong
- 3.13 Friends to the End
- 3.14 The Tree of Life
- 3.15 The River of Patience
- 3.16 Little Old Ginterbong
- 3.17 Poa the Destroyer
- 3.18 Long Live the Queen
- 3.19 The Lake of Reflection
- 3.20 Triumph of the Roar
- 3.21 Journey to the Pride Lands
- 3.22 Return to the Pride Lands
- 4 Notable Eagles in The Lion Guard
In the Real World
African hawk-eagles have very slim bodies and trim feathers. The upper part of their body is brown while its underside is white dappled with black. Their underwings are black with white spots. Martial eagles are larger and more muscular in appearance. Fun fact: In every species of predatory birds, or better known as raptors, the females are larger. It's easy to tell a female from a male by the size.
In The Lion Guard
Eagles are large birds, with brown and white plumage.
In the Real World
Like most birds of prey, eagles are fast fliers, effective hunters, and symbols of strength and power. Though not as large as some vultures, eagles are most often larger than other raptors. In addition to their other senses, eagles also have extremely keen eyesight, which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. Their diet includes small mammals, small reptiles, and even other birds. The female of all known species of eagles is larger than the male.
Eagles normally build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. The dominant chick tends to be a female, as they are bigger and stronger than males. The parents take no action to stop the killing.
In The Lion Guard
Eagles seem to live in the Pride Lands, although not much else is known about them.
When Ono meets his idol, the legendary eagle, Hadithi, he learns that his hero isn't what he expected.
Hadithi and two other eagles appear as cave paintings in the final chamber of the secret caves.
Anga warns the Lion Guard about the Outlanders attacking. Years later Anga is with the Lion Guard and Jasiri watching Kion roar. Soon King Simba and Rafiki come by. Simba claims that it's time to defeat Scar once and for all. That night all of the Pride Landers are gathered at Pride Rock. Ono explains to Anga that Simba, Nala, and Kiara are trapped. Anga carries Kiara off of Pride Rock. They soon get Hadithi to help Simba and Nala. Soon Scar appears on Pride Rock in fire and the herds panic. They all soon don't wanna fight but then Janja comes. He says that the roar could possibly defeat Scar once and for all. The next morning the team is ready to go fight. Kion and the Lion Guard go inside the volcano while everyone else fights the rest of the army. When the guard comes out Kion claims that Scar is defeated. Ono soon starts to lose eyesight. They go the Lair of the Lion Guard to check Ono out. Kion also gets checked because of his scar. Rafiki along with Makini and the royal family is there to help. Rafiki suggests to go the Tree of Life and get the cure for Kion and Ono. Anga soon becomes the new Keenest of Sight while Ono becomes the Smartest. They soon adventure out of the Pride Lands.
Kion asks Anga where the next waterfall is. She says that it's not far and she sees the next moja kwa moja stone. Makini says they're on the right path to the Tree of Life. Ono remembers Rafiki's map and says that the Back Lands Waterfall is the first landmark after Pride Rock. Kion tells Anga to lead the way. When they make it to the stone Ono says they need to find a iroko tree. While on their way to the tree, Makucha's Leap comes by to attack the guard. During the fight a dust storm comes and the guard starts to blow away. They soon find shelter but Makucha's Leap follows them. Makucha says for them to leave but there's no where else to go. Kion says that they need to get along and stay in the spot. Makucha says that he wants them and he'll show them the way out. The guard leaves with Makucha's leap and Makini talks to Anga about the Tree of Life. After Kion wonders where they are Makucha's leap then kidnaps Makini. Bunga falls and hangs onto a tree but is saved by Anga. After Makucha lost the guard contiunes on their journey. The guard makes it to the iroko tree and Kion thanks Ono for getting them out of the harmattan.
The Lion Guard climbs up a snowy Mountain. Makini doesn't remember climbing up the mountain the last time she went to the Tree of Life. Ono says that the map says they need to go around the mountain but going over it will be quicker. Kion soon slides down the mountain making the rest of the guard slide down too. Ono almost falls but is saved by Anga. Beshte stops them before they slide off a cliff. Kion says to try it again but Fuli says they should go around the mountain. Kion says they're going the way he wants to go since he's the leader. Kion then suggest finding a short cut through the mountain. Makini spots some Snow Monkeys and says they could help us. However it turns out that they're scared of large birds. Anga tries to talk them but they just panic. Kion then uses the Roar of the Elders. to blast a hole through the mountain. The roar made an avalanche happen and the guard saves Yuki's Troop. The monkeys start to get scared of Anga again but Kion says she's a nice bird. After seeing their home destroyed Kion suggests finding them a new home. They find a hot spot which is surrounded by a bunch of trees. Snow Monkeys are scared of the trees because it attracts big birds. Soon a group of flying squirrrels come by. The guard tries to protect the snow monkeys from the squirrels. After talking to the squirrels the guard sees the monkeys have ran away. Turns out they're hiding in snow and Bunga is with them. Anga pulls all of them out and Kion finds them a better home. The lion guard hangs out with the snow monkeys in their new home. The snow monkeys starts to like Anga.
The Lion Guard are having fun in the snow. They soon see a bunch of bamboo trees. Kion asks Makini and Ono what they think and if they should find another way around. Ono says the next moja kwa moja stone is through the trees. Beshte suggests going through the trees. Anga finds some tuliza on a ledge. Bunga tries to climb up and get it but he falls down the cliff. Soon he meets a group of Red Pandas and claim Bunga as the "Chosen one." They say that Bunga is chosen to fight the ghost of the mountain. After Kion introduces himself and says that Bunga is part of the Lion Guard. They soon meet the red panda's leader Domog. He teaches them the legend ghost of the mountain. The guard soon talks in private with Bunga and Beshte thinks they should help the red pandas. Fuli doesn't believe in ghosts but they all agree to help. After they spot it the guard decides to look for footprints and track it by sent. Anga spots the tracks and Kion says to stay close. They soon find the ghost who happens to be a Snow Leopard named Chuluun who happens to be attacking the red pandas. Bunga asks if Chuluun cares about the Circle of Life. She said she makes her own rules. Bunga attacks her but she vanishes and Anga spots her attacking the red pandas. Bunga saves the red pandas by using his stink. Domog's Pack cheers and says that the legend of the chosen one is over. Makini finds the next moja kwa moja stone. The guard leaves the red pandas and continue on their journey.
The Lion Guard walks through marsh and Fuli questions why they need to walk through it. Kion says they'll be on the other side soon. Anga says she can see the next moja kwa moja stone beyond the edge of the marsh. Bunga says that this place isn't bad and the snails are great. Fuli says it's nice for Bunga since he's not in the mud. However Bunga jumps into the mud and gets Fuli covered in it. They soon hear a bunch of screaming animals and Ono isn't sure what it is. Makini gets scared and hops on top of Beshte. Makini suggests getting Ono somewhere safe but Ono doesn't like the idea since they don't know what it is. Turns out it's a bunch of Mongooses who are trying to attack the Lion Guard. The guard the mongooses are throwing mud at the lion guard. Once the mongooses leave Kion asks Ono why they were mad. They notice that Makini and Ono are missing. At the guard Fuli tries to sniff them out. Bunga has a bet with Anga and says he'll spot Makini and Ono before she does. The mongooses come back but Kion says they don't have time for games. Fuli says she's having trouble sniffing them out with Bunga's yelling. Anga finds their tracks but Bunga says it first. They follow their tracks and notice that they're not here. Kion says that Makini and Ono are close and Bunga almost falls down the marsh. He says that there's no snails down there. He finds them under a rock. The mongooses start yelling again but Kion asks why they start attacking them. They explain that the guard have been eating their snails. Makini and Ono soon come up and they knock over a log. The mongooses find the snails and starts eating them. That night Anga spots the next moja kwa moja stone and Bunga spots the blue light. Anga grabs him before he gets lost. Bunga spots more snails and asks Anga to let him go. Anga doesn't agree and flies off.
Kion says that Anga spotted the next moja kwa moja stone. They soon hear a strange sound which happens to be water. Anga shows them an ocean. Kion asks if the next stone is in the ocean but Anga says it's on top of the hill. Bunga umps in but notices there's no water. He soon gets washed away by a lot of water but is saved by a Dolphin. The dolphin's name is Lumba-Lumba and she says she's never met a Beshte before. She says that the ocean is her home.The guard goes to get some more Tuliza. Then, a Civet comes and tells them about the Komodo Dragons. Soon, Ora spots them and says he likes to play with his food. Makini drops the tuliza and the guard spreads out. Ora soon brings his friends to share the meal. Kion soon uses the Roar of the Elders on the dragons. The guard notices that Kion blew everything away even the water. The water soon comes back and the guard starts to run. Anga saves Makini but the rest of the guard get washed away. Kion notices that the roar made an island that they're stuck on. They soon hear Lumba-Lumba who isn't in the water. Makini, Ono and Anga go to get more tuliza. Ono thinks he sees another dragon but Anga says it's just more rocks. Makini, Ono and Anga find the next moja kwa moja stone. Ono remembers Rafiki's map and says that there's a cliff with a tall tree on top. The rest of the guard fight the dragons and Anga and Ono throw seaweed on them. Bunga soon uses his stink on Ora and Ono drops the seawed on him. Makini gives Kion some tuliza. He soon gets Lumba-Lumba back into the ocean. The Guard even escapes the dragons. The guard continues their journey to the Tree of Life.
Makini spots the next moja kwa moja stone. Bunga says it's a painting of a river but he doesn't see one. Kion asks Ono where the next landmark is. Ono says he sees a pool of water with rocks all around it. Makini remembers the river she was her with her parents Fikiri and Kitendo. Fuli is happy to cross the river without water. Beshte asks Makini if she was here with Rafiki. She says her mom and dad were taking her to the Tree of Life to meet Rafiki. Makini says that her mother says "to test the water before diving in." Bunga says where's the fun in that and Makini says he sounds like her dad. Makini soon remembers a waterfall which is the opposite direction from the pool. Kion says a little detour wouldn't hurt. Turns out the water has all dried up. Makini spots a painting that looks like a moja kwa moja stone but it isn't. Makini soon remembers a rock where you can put your hand through. The rock is covered up with dirt. Bunga soon kicks the rock and hurts his foot. Makini soon remembers a mountain that looks like a monkey's face. However the guard doesn't see anything and move on. Ono spots the next moja kwa moja stone. Ono soon remembers Rafiki's map and says there's a field with small white flowers. Kion tells Makini no more detours and they need to keep moving. Anga says there's no white flowers but there's a desert. The guard walks across the dessert when Beshte starts to get burned. Anga flies over him to cool him off. A wind storm soon comes and the guard takes cover. Makini hops down Beshte and makes a loud thump noise. Kion's scar starts bugging him and asks Makini if she brought them to the dessert to have fun. Fuli suggests giving him some tuliza. They soon see a little Jerboa who tells them to stop stomping while he's sleeping. Kion gets mad at him and he runs away. He suggests following their footsteps and go back to the next moja kwa moja stone. However another big wind storm comes. Kion sees that there footprints have dissapered. Kion asks Fuli if she can track themselves by scent. Fuli says she can't tell. Kion eats some tuliza but he can't since it's covered in sand. They decide to make shelter and wait for night. The guard comes up to Makini and says that she's trying her best. The jerboa comes back Kion says sorry for scaring him. He says his name is Tupp and sees that they took his advice. Tupp soon shows them the flowers and says the water is in the plant. They all drink the water and Makini cleans the tuliza. They soon see stars in the sky that looks like flowers. Anga says the next moja kwa moja stone is on top of a cliff. Kion thanks Tupp for his help and the guard goes on their journey.
The Lion Guard are all hot from the sun. Kion as trouble with his scar and he falls down a little hill. Makini tries to help Kion but he says he doesn't need any. Fuli asks if he might need some more tuliza. Makini opens up her gourd but there is no more tuliza. Anga says she'll go find some. Bunga starts to become thirsty and Kion doesn't want him to fool around. Anga finds some but it's very far away. They soon spot a sea which turns out to be salty water. Makini suggests floating in the salty water. Kion tries and soon the rest of guard except for Fuli. Fuli suggests going to get the tuliza and goes on her way. Anga says that they need to get going to the Tree of Life. But Kion doesn't wanna leave since he feels so relaxed. Soon a bunch of Flamingos come by and says they're on migration. Kion is confused on what's happening and Makini moves him away. Beshte says if they're here Kion can't relax. Ono tries talking to them but they start to have a Flamingo Dance Party. Kion soon gets mad at the flamingos and scares them. Fuli and her new friend Azaad come back to the guard and Fuli hops into the sea. Kion eats the tuliza and says sorry to the flamingos. Azaad says goodbye to Fuli and hopes to see her again. The lion guard soon gets going on their journey.
Beshte makes a new friend Tenuk. Tenuk introduces Beshte and Bunga to his other friends. Beshte says that everyone is very friendly here. Tenuk says they're welcome to stay as long as they want. Anga says they're just passing through. Tenuk says if there's anything they need to let him know. Makini says they need some more tuliza. Tenuk starts to panics, runs away and says to leave him alone. Tenuk's friends questions the Lion Guard on why they scared him. Beshte said they didn't mean to scare him. Makini says all they asked for was tuliza. The two animals panic and run away. Bunga says that everyone's running away whenever Makini says "tuliza." Beshte says that it's not Makini they're scared of. Fuli thinks that they might be scared of tuliza. A Porcupine named Smun is there spying on the guard. Bunga yells "tuliza" at a Civet. The civet is soon saved by Anga when he falls into a river. He soon panics and runs into the porcupine who says that they heard the civet say "tuliza." Tompok says he was just saying the word. Kion's scar starts to bother him and Makini gets some tuliza. She gives it to Kion and Kion starts to feel better. Mama Binturong steals Makini's staff which had the tuliza in it. Fuli asks Makini if she forgot and anything and she remembers her staff. She goes to the log where she placed it down but it wasn't there. e guard starts to track Makini's staff but has no luck. Fuli says they need to find her staff in order to find the Tree of Life. They soon spot a Gibbon and asks him if he's seen the staff. He says to ask the Mongoose. The mongoose says to ask the civet. The civet says to ask the Mouse Deer. The mouse deer says to go back and asks the gibbons. The gibbons explains to the guard where to find Mama Binturong and Makini's staff. After fighting Mama Binturong, Bunga comes back to the guard with Makini's staff. They soon head off on their journey to the Tree of Life.
Kion is in a hurry to get to the Tree of Life and he makes the rest of the Lion Guard run as fast as they can. Bunga says to race Kion to the Tree of Life. Kion accepts as long as he doesn't get in his way. However, Bunga trips on a tree and he crashes on top of Kion. They find a pond and Beshte thinks it's a perfect spot for a break. Everyone else agrees except for Kion who gets mad at them for stopping. Kion says that they can rest once they get to the Tree of Life. Makini tries to give Kion some tuliza but it doesn't work anymore. Kion tells everyone to keep moving. Bunga thinks that Kion will soon turn evil, just like Scar. Anga spots a baby goose about to fall from its nest. Beshte goes to catch it and Anga puts it back on its nest. Another baby goose falls and is caught by Bunga. Then, the Mother Goose omes and reveals they were just leaving their nest for the first time. Kion says not to help any animals who don't need it. While walking, a group of Peafowls come by doing their traditional display dance. Kion gets mad at them and pushes one of them aside, angrily stating that peacock wasn't looking where he was going, but Anga suspects that Kion intentionally knocked that peacock on purpose. Beshte soon meets a clouded leopard named Yun Mibu. Kion gets mad at them again for stopping and scares Beshte's new friend away. He tells the Guard to stop making new friends and demands Beshte to stop being nice. Fuli thinks that Kion is out of control and before the two were about to engage in a fight, Bunga comes in between them and tells Kion that he's turning evil. Kion runs off in doubt. The rest of the Guard and Makini convinces Bunga that they will be "Friends to the End". After a while, Kion still hasn't returned, and out of worry, Anga flies off to find Kion. She spots Kion hanging down a cliff and tries to reach out to him but was unable to. She goes back to the rest of the Guard and they all come to help. Bunga tries to reach for Kion but couldn't either. He tells Kion that even he were to turn evil, he'll still be his best friend. He then asks Fuli for a plan and Beshte gets Yun Mibu to help. Kion says sorry to all his friends and even to Yun Mibu. Yun Mibu asks Kion to never growl at him again, and he accepts. Makini and Fuli suggests that Kion should rest and that the Tree of Life can wait. Kion leaps on a rock and takes a nap.
Anga spots the last moja kwa moja stone and Kion asks how long it'll take to get around the lake Anga says that it's big and can take all night. Bunga suggests that they can walk across the lake while Ono says they should test it first. Kion says that Bunga is right and it's the fastest way to go. Beshte soon sees the ice starting to break and Kion tells everyone to run. Makini gets stuck on the ice falls into the water. Kion helps her out of the water.
They find the last stone but Makini dropped her staff into the river. Ono remembers Rafiki's map and says that the Tree of Life is close by. Kion says to head for the mountain pass but Fuli thinks they should wait until morning. Kion says he won't feel better until he gets to the Tree of Life. Bunga spots a beehive and tries to go and eat the bees and the honey. Kion tells him not to climb and Bunga causes a rock slide. Bunga gets stuck between rocks and Kion is mad. He says we need to clear the rocks and Bunga says they need to get him free. Soon a lion named Baliyo comes and attacks Kion. Soon, the whole Night Pride comes to attack the rest of the guard. Kion uses the Roar of the Elders on Baliyo and sends him flying. Fuli says that Kion is out of control and Rani jumps on him. She introduces herself and says that she's leader of the Night Pride. Kion says that all they're doing is going to the Tree of Life. Rani can only imagine the damage that he can cause.
She says that Kion and his friends will never be welcomed to the Tree of Life. The Night Pride soon leaves and Fuli suggest getting Bunga out from the rocks. Kion goes for a walk alone and thinks about what he has done. Kion is glad that Bunga is out of the rocks but is unsure if they can get to the Tree of Life. The rest of the Guard says to go talk the to the Night Pride and Ono says they won't give up. The Night Pride comes back and is shocked to see the guard still there. Kion apologizes to Rani for using his roar. He asks that if his friend Ono can make it to Tree of Life and says that his eyes need healing. After taking a look at Ono she says that they're all welcomed to the Tree of Life. Baliyo asks Kion to never roar at him again and Kion promises. The Guard soon makes it to the Tree of Life.
The Lion Guard finally arrvies at the Tree of Life. Inside the tree they meet Rani's grandmother Queen Janna. Kion tells Janna that he and Ono have come to be healed. Seeing that they have the Mark of the Guard Janna knows that they're from the Pride Lands. Janna asks Nirmala to take a look at Kion and Ono. Janna explains that while healing Ono will be simple, with his remedy being ready in a few days, Kion's ailments will take both time and patience. Wanting to start right away, Kion is led away by Nirmala to begin his healing. Janna asks Rani to show the rest of the Lion Guard around. Rani soon gives them a tour of the Tree of Life explaining that the Tree of Life is special because it's home to every kind of habitat, allowing a wide variety of animals to live in it. Soon Ullu comes up to Rani and she ends the tour.
The rest of the Lion Guard finds Kion waiting for a log. Realizing there might be trouble, Kion abandons his task and takes the Guard to the pass to help. The Lion Guard arrives at the pass in a rush and, unable to stop, collides with the Night Pride. Furious, Rani informs them the villains have been defeated already, pointing they're good at protecting the Tree of Life. Rani tells Kion they don't need his help, coldly telling him to stay out of their way, get healed and go home. When the Night Pride begins describing the invaders, the Lion Guard recognizes them as Makucha's Army, quickly realizing they must have followed them all the way to the Tree of Life. Kion tries to apologize, though the revelation angers Rani greatly.
Later on, Kion complains to the rest of the Guard, not really seeing how falling in a river will heal him and his scar. Touched by his friend's faith in him, Kion agrees to try again tomorrow. The next day Makucha's Army soon comes and attacks the Night Pride. The Lion Guard comes to help and
Both teams gather to check on Baliyo, with Nirmala confirming the venom will eventually wear off, much to Rani's relief. Kion spots his flower on the ground and, seeing it got trampled during the fight, begins to tell Nirmala of his failure. However, she tells Kion that getting the flower wasn't really the point of the task, noting he still managed to finish it. Bunga and Rani assume this means this Kion has been healed, though Kion doesn't feel too sure, guessing there's still more for him to do. Nirmala agrees with Kion, confirming he has taken the first step and still has a long way to go.
Kion pauses to instinctively paw at his scar for a moment before stopping himself, realizing he doesn't feel pain, and agrees he just needs patiences.
The Lion Guard is relaxing with Rani and Baliyo at the Tree of Life. Kion then arrives at the lake, sporting a mud facial that Nirmala says will help treat the venom in his scar. After washing off the mud, Nirmala notes that while Kion is making progress, he still has a long way to go. However, she tells Ono she can now heal him, saying his remedy is ready. Realizing he will get his eyesight back, Ono gets excited and eagerly follows Nirmala to the Tree of Life to get healed. After they leave, Bunga starts chewing water bugs loudly, annoying Fuli. Baliyo thinks that Bunga chewing is kind of quite for a honey badger.
The Lion Guard makes their way to the Tree of Life to see Ono get healed. Bunga, though, is still hung up over losing the bug eating contest to Binga.
Anga's sarcasm inspires Bunga to have a stink contest, leaving the others to find Binga. At that point, Rani and Nirmala arrive at the Tree with Mama Binturong, who relaxes when she doesn't Bunga with the Guard. In the underground chamber, Queen Janna
welcomes Mama to the Tree of Life, who pretends to be a harmless old lady with a limp. Janna assures Mama the Tree welcomes all animals that need healing, pointing to Ono being healed. When Rani asks her what animal she is, Mama lies by claiming to be a ginterbong, explaining them as rare when Ono remarks having never heard of them.
Presenting herself as "Granny Ginterbong", Mama attempts to get at a tour of the Tree of Life from Janna. However, Janna tells her that Rani could show her around as soon as the Night Pride rests from their patrol. Learning that the Night Pride rests during the day, Mama dispenses with the tour, instead asking Rani to to find her a tree to rest on.
Inside the Tree of Life, Janna tells Makini to put Ono in front of her, declaring it's time. Instructing Nirmala to pay attention, saying this will be her role soon, Janna places one paw in the tree roots in front of her and the other in Ono's bandaged eyes. The Tree of Life begins glowing with a strange light as energy passes through Janna to Ono's eyes. When the light dims back, Janna tells Ono that his eyesight will be better now, though it may never be as strong as it once was. After Makini removes the bandages, Ono's vision remains blurry for a moment before he makes out Queen Janna.
Realizing he can see again, Ono happily turns around to see his friends before thanking Janna. He soon finds out Bunga isn't with the group, with Beshte explaining he is with his new friend. The Lion Guard exit the Tree as Ono flies through the air in his joy. Kion leaves the group to continue his healing while Ono tries searching for Bunga himself. However, Ono discovers that, while he can see again, his once powerful sight is gone. This discourages him as he realizes that Janna was right and he'll never be Keenest of Sight again. Ono then turns to Anga, who quickly finds Bunga and Binga. The rest of the Guard finds Mama Binturong
Ono takes the chance to present himself to her, glad that he can see a ginterbong for once. When the Lion Guard informs her they're meeting up with Bunga, Mama excuses herself by claiming to be too tired. As the Guard moves on, Ono takes a quick look back to see Mama Binturong climbing trees effortlessly despite limping just moments ago, making Ono suspicions.
However, Ono turns back as he hears Bunga greeting the Guard and asking for him. When Ono flies over, however, Bunga interrupts Ono to present him to Binga. When Ono reveals he can see again, Bunga assumes that he healed Ono by touching him and brags to Binga about it, clearly caring more about her than Ono. Angered by this, Ono corrects him by saying Queen Janna healed him at the Tree of Life, though Bunga goes back to presenting Binga to the others. When Bunga naively asks for Kion, an annoyed Fuli says Kion is with Nirmala, just like every day since they arrived at the Tree of Life.
The next day Lion Guard is seen resting execpt for Bunga. Ullu wake them up and asks them to come help fight Makucha's Army. Anga quickly spots Mama Binturong calling for help, saying Chuluun is attacking her. Though Anga reports not seeing Chuluun, Fuli believes she must have hidden in the snow. As the Guard moves in to help, Ono stops as he wonders how exactly would Granny Ginterbong know Chuluun's name. Thinking it over, Ono stops the Guard as he realizes it's a trap. Going over the clues he's picked up all, Ono realizes Granny is most likely working with Makcuha. Flying overhead, Anga spots the Army making their way to the Tree of Life, proving Ono right as Kion thanks him for his insight,
Kion tells Ullu to warn Rani that Granny Ginterbong is a decoy, while he and the rest of the Guard faces off against the Army. Ullu soon arrives with Kion's warning about the ginterbong, prompting Bunga to explain she is a binturong while also quoting Ono by saying "Common knowledge, really". When Rani notes they need to make sure Mama leaves the Tree of Life, Bunga gets Binga to join him to catch Mama, at which point they spray her with their combined stink.
At the Tree of Life, Rani approaches Ono, having been told by Ullu that he was the one who figured out Mama Binturong's plan. Ono mentions that, even if his vision may not be what it once was, he still wants to help as Rani to thank him. Kion agrees with Rani, saying that even if Ono isn't the Keenest of Sight, he is still the Keenest of Insight. Ono glances at the Mark of the Guard on his shoulder before looking up at his friends with gratitude, finally coming to terms with his self-worth and his role as the Smartest, as Kion declares Ono will always be a part of the Lion Guard.
Beshte and Anga are seen at the lake watching Ono fly. Ono asks Anga to come with him and see what they can see around the Tree of Life.
The Lion Guard and the Night Pride are seen outside the Tree, where Besthe learns all the animals fear him. Rani lists to Beshte all the damage that he caused, explaining he is now being called "Poa the Destroyer". Ashamed and guilt-ridden, Besthe agrees he is a destroyer and walks way, looking for a place where he can't scare anyone or destroy anything.
Bunga is left confused by it all, noting that everyone always likes Beshte. Hearing this, Ono comes up with a way to help Beshte. He proposes they give the animals a chance to know Beshte, believing they'll like him once they get to know him. Thanking Ono for his insight, Kion and Rani devise a plan: both teams will split, lure the animals to the Tree, and then bring Beshte afterward, allowing them to meet him all over again. Confident that their plan will work, Kion thanks Rani for her help, though she only states that she is just doing her job as both stare at each other warmly.
isn't with them, Baliyo explains that he refused to come. Noting Pinguino was the one who made the biggest fuss over Beshte, Rani stresses that he needs to be present. Kion sends Anga to find Pinguino and Beshte, who quickly returns saying she's found them both. Beshte and Pinguino soon arrive at the Tree of Life, both singing the "Poa" song as Pinguino rides Besthe's back. This surprises the other animals, who wonder why Pinguino is with "Poa the Destroyer".
Pinguino then reveals that Beshte saved his life, calling him "Poa the Life Saver". Now convinced of Beshte, the animals ask Pinguino what happened to him, with the penguin explaining how Beshte rescued him after he fell from a cliff. Hearing this, Tangaagim apologizes to Beshte for having doubted him, asking him to save his life one day. Climbing on top of Beshte, Pinguino tells the animals to cheer for "Poa", with all of the animals chanting the name over and over. Bunga points Beshte that the animals are still calling him Poa, though Beshte is fine with the name, now thinking it to be "Poa".
As Makucha's Army is attacking a family of Tigers Kion, the Lion Guard and the Night Pride comes to their rescue. After Makucha's army is dealt with, Ullu appears telling Rani and the Night Pride that Queen Janna wants to see them along with Kion. At the funeral, the rest of the guard tries to cheer up Baliyo by saying how great his grandmother was. They soon prepare for Rani's coronation as the new queen. Fuli, Nirmala, and Anga sing a song about the Queen as the other animals cheer for her.
Makucha's Army is fighting the Night Pride when the Lion Guard shows up. Kion and the Lion Guard takes on Makucha and Chuluun while Anga and Ono take on Mama Binturong. Under Rani's command, the Army is beaten and kicked out of the pass. Kion then apologizes for making things worse. While Rani assures Kion of his help, she does advise him to follow her lead from now on, doubting his capacity as a leader. Angered, Fuli yells that Kion is a great leader, though Kion doubts this, pointing he became the leader of the Guard when he got the Roar, but now he can't control it. Discouraged, Kion feels he shouldn't lead until he heals his scar.
Seeing Baliyo yawning, Kion notes the Night Pride could use some rest. Rani, though, makes it clear they've can't since they're patrolling around the clock keeping the Army at bay. Wanting to help, Kion offers to have the Lion Guard patrol during the day while the Night Pride rests, allowing them to return to patrolling only at night. Rani agrees to the plan, saying she needs all the help she can get now that she's both Queen and leader of the Night Pride. Kion asks Fuli to take charge while he goes to heal with Nirmala.
At this point, the rest of the Guard is seen walking through a bamboo forest before coming across a group of Lemurs led by Kely who's fighting a Giant Panda named Heng Heng. Stopping the fight, the Guard listens to both groups argue over eating rights to the same bamboo stand, with Heng Heng explaining that pandas have specific eating schedules. Not willing to let them fight it out, Fuli suggests taking them to Queen Rani, saying she will know what to do. The rest of the Guard comes at the Lake with Kely's troop and Heng Heng, who then start presenting their case to Rani. Inspired by Kion's patrolling idea from earlier, Rani suggests they take shifts during the day, allowing them to share the bamboo stand. After both groups leave satisfied, Rani and the rest of the Guard let Kion return to reflecting, feeling they are interrupting him.
As they make their way back, Rani tells Fuli that Kion is as healed as he's ever going to get, just like Ono's eyesight: healed, but not like it used to be. When Fuli starts making plans for the Guard to return to the Pride Lands.
Rani also reveals Kion's fear that he can't lead without the Roar, much to their shock. Realizing Kion needs their support, the rest of the Guard go to him while a tired Rani leaves to get some rest. The rest of the Guard arrives at the Lake, surprising Kion, who knows they're supposed to be on patrol. Fuli says they are, and they're here to deal with an emergency: Kion himself. Fuli assures Kion that, even if he doubts himself, she and the others don't.
When Kion starts to say he can't lead without the Roar, Anga tells him that he's always been a great leader, even before he got the Roar. When Bunga asks her how could she know this, given Anga met them all after Kion got the Roar, Anga explains she remembers seeing them all around the Pride Lands before that. Agreeing with Anga, Fuli tells Kion he needs to remember too, he needs to remember what makes him being himself. Approaching Kion, Anga begins telling him a story, of a time when they were all much younger. Flashing back to the past, Anga remembers seeing Kion and Bunga in the middle of a race to the watering hole, with Bunga saying the winner is a rotten egg. Though Bunga wins the race, Beshte emerges from the water, saying he got there first, thereby making him the rotten egg. Bunga is okay with this, noting he still smells like one. Suddenly, Fuli runs up to Kion, saying a hyena is in the Pride Lands stealing an egg. Besthe suggests getting Simba for help, but Kion says they don't have time to get his dad. Realizing it's up to them to save the egg, the group starts running while Anga follows.
The hyena is then revealed to be Janja who is seen rolling the egg back to the Outlands hen Fuli stops him. Janja brings out Cheezi and Chungu while all the others rejoin Fuli, making it three against four. Kion demands that Janja hand over the egg, though this only results in Cheezi and Chungu revealing their names. Kion says he doesn't care who they are, telling them they're not allowed to take the egg. Laughing, Janja asks him who is going to stop them. Standing together as one, Kion declares that they will as the four friends face the hyenas: the future Lion Guard assembles for the first time.
Janja tells Cheezi and Chungu to distract the group while he steals the egg, calling them fur brains for the first time in the process. Springing into action, Kion orders Besthe and Fuli to take on Cheezi and Chungu while Bunga gets the egg, leaving Janja to him. Under Kion's command, the hyenas are defeated and sent running back to the Outlands. At that point, the four friends see the egg cracking and realize it's hatching. The egg hatches to reveal a newborn Ono, who chirps Hapana at the group. Watching from above, an impressed Anga compliments the Guard before flying on, ending the story.
In the present, the Lion Guard (save Ono) realize they remember that day, with Fuli telling Kion it was
the day he showed them how to be a team. Fuli and Anga tell Kion that, even if the Roar made him the leader of the Lion Guard, it didn't make him a leader: he's always been one. Kion realizes they are right, noting he didn't know about the Lion Guard or the Roar back then. Bunga then asks him if is ready to lead them on patrol. Seeing the sunset, Kion realizes it's almost time for the Night Pride to take over. Suddenly, Ullu arrives, informing the Lion Guard that the Army is moving up the pass. Turning to his friends, Kion regains his confidence to lead and tells them to follow him. Having cleared the pass, the Army spots the Guard coming and move to fight them as Kion quickly realizes their battle strategy. As both groups engage each other, a tired
Beshte is bitten by Ora, leaving him paralyzed. Anga spots the Night Pride (save Rani) approaching, with Kion quickly giving them instructions to fight the Army. As this is happening, Rani emerges from the Tree of Life to join her team. However, seeing Kion in charge, an impressed Rani stays behind to watch the fight, realizing Kion can lead. Kion's leadership helps both groups triumph over the predators, sending them running back to the pass. After the fight, Nirmala checks Beshte's bite and says he will be fine as the venom is wearing off. At this point, Rani approaches them, noting Kion managed to handle everything even without her. Realizing Fuli was right, Rani calls Kion a great leader, cheering him up. Admitting he had forgotten that, Kion now realizes he just needed a little reflection. When Bunga asks if this means he will use the Roar again, though, a tired Kion admits he isn't sure yet, saying he will reflect on it tomorrow.
At dawn, Makucha's Army is seen chasing three Mountain Goats The Night Pride comes and Rani wonders how they got to the Tree of Life. Ullu says it was her mistake for falling asleep. The Lion Guard soon comes under Kion's commands the guard kicks the army out. After the battle, Rani compliments Kion as Bunga claims that the Lion Guard's Fiercest is back. Agreeing with Bunga, Nirmala states that Kion's healing is complete since the battle has proven he could be calm and focused. The rest of the Guard cheer at the good news, realizing they can now go back to the Pride Lands. Hearing this, Rani worriedly asks if this means they'll be leaving, right now. Kion, however, refuses to leave, noting that the Lion Guard swore to protect the Tree of Life during the day. Greatly relieved, Rani bids Kion and the Lion Guard farewell as she and the Night Pride go for their rest. Noting that Kion is healed, Bunga asks if he'll use the Roar of the Elders again. Much to his surprise, though, Kion reveals he can't yet. Leaving Fuli in charge. At a desert, as he tries to free a camel stuck in the sand, Bunga complains to the Guard about Kion, annoying them. Bunga's rash attitude upsets the camel, who promptly vomits on him as Ono explains is a nervous reflex. Freeing the camel, Bunga resumes ranting to the Guard, believing Kion's in trouble and he's just not telling them. Wanting answers, Bunga leaves to go ask Rani as the rest of the Guard continue their patrol, relieved Bunga left.
As the Guard wonders why Ullu didn't warn them, the owl arrives and tells them the Night Pride is on its way. The Lion Guard start making their way to stop the Army, hoping the Night Pride can hold them off as they get there. Anga soon spots the boulder at the entrance, realizing they're trapped inside the Tree of Life.
Thinking quickly, Fuli tells Anga to look for Kion and Bunga while the rest try to help as much as they can. At Cikha Escarpment, after seeing Kion lifting rocks into the air, Rani and Bunga reveal themselves and cheer for him, noting he has been practicing. At this point, Anga finds the trio, telling them of the Army's invasion and the Night Pride's capture. While Rani and Bunga follow Anga to help. Seeing Beshte moving the boulder, Mama Binturong sends Ora and the dragons to stop him, cornering him. Suddenly, Anga swoops in and saves Beshte, bringing the others with her. Their presence angers Mama, who orders Makucha and Ora to go for Kion and Bunga. At a cliff overlooking the fight, Rani allows Kion to take care of things, saying she trusts him as he prepares to use the Roar. Hearing the thunder building up, Fuli worries about Kion using the Roar in front of so many animals, though Bunga tells her it's okay. While Ora worries about the Roar, Makucha tells him to act like a dragon.
Kion controls himself before using the Roar of the Elders, striking the Army's leaders with concentrated blasts that are heard by the Night Pride below. Channeling the Roar, Kion unleashes small twisters and rocks at the Army, at times even lifting Bunga and Beshte into the air and drops them against the enemy. After Rani reminds him the Night Pride is still trapped, Kion summons lightning to destroy the boulder, freeing them. With the power of the Roar, Kion defeats the Army as Rani and the rest of the Guard watch in awe, amazed by Kion's new powers.
Soon after, the Night Pride emerges from the Tree to find the predators scattered over the field, confusedly realizing that they've won. With the group back together, Fuli wonders what to do with the fallen Army. Stepping up, Kion offers to "convince" the predators to never attack the Tree of Life again. With Rani's permission, Kion uses the Roar to summon a larger twister that sucks up the Army and takes them far away. The Night Pride reunites with the others, with Baliyo regretting having missed out on the Roar as Makini rushes over to Kion, realizing he was working on the Roar.
Having achieved control of the Roar and his emotions, Nirmala declares Kion is fully
healed. Rani thanks Kion for getting rid of the Army, though Kion notes it was the least he could do, considering he was the one that brought them into the Tree of Life. Having seen the full powers of the Roar for herself, Rani now understands why Queen Janna was so happy to have the Roar return to the Tree of Life. Noting that the Roar is now here, Rani proposes that Kion stick around the Tree of Life instead of returning to the Pride Lands leaving Kion and the rest of the Lion Guard stunned.
Bunga calls for Kion with the rest of the guard wondering if they can go home. Since they no longer have a reason to stay. Now that Kion's healed and Makucha's Army has been defeated. Wanting Kionto stays, Rani extends her invitation to the Guard, saying they're all welcome to stay. Hearing this, Fuli approaches Kion and tries to dissuade him, asking if he's okay with staying at the Tree of Life and never returning to the Pride Lands at all. Kion tries to convince Fuli to stay, saying the Pride Lands are at peace while the Night Pride could use their help, also noting that Rani has become a "good friend". The rest of the Guard is open to the idea of staying, having found many things to enjoy at the Tree of Life, though Fuli remains reluctant about the whole thing.
Suddenly, Ullu flies down to the group, informing them a cheetah is making its way up the pass, whom Fuli and Rani quickly realize to be Azaad. Arriving in front of the group, Azaad greets Fuli and the Queen, with Rani explaining that Azaad has been to the Tree of Life before. Azaad explains that Queen Janna herself healed him after an "unexpected fall" injured him, giving Rani his condolences over her passing. When Rani asks him why he is back, Azaad reveals that two travelers asked him for directions to the Tree of Life, and he has brought them here as fast as he could (though much faster than they could). The travelers are revealed to be Jasiri and Janja, who were left behind when Azaad rushed ahead of them. Seeing the two surprises the rest of the Guard, though Bunga briefly stops to tackle Janja, with the hyena reminding Bunga that he is good now.
Jasiri reveals that Zira and her pride of Outsiders have returned and that Zira's children Vitani and Kovu are now fully grown. Having known they didn't stand a chance, the hyenas left the Outlands for the Guard. Hearing this, Kion decides that they will head back to stop Zira, noting they have a duty to defend the Pride Lands so long as they're the Lion Guard. Though disappointed, Rani understands Kion's decision to leave, both knowing he can't stay when his home in danger. Makini then reveals she is staying at the Tree of Life, having found her place in the Circle of Life as Rani's Royal Mjuzi.
Understanding, the rest of the Guard bid Makini farewell, knowing they will miss her. Realizing this is the end, Rani thanks the Lion Guard for their help defending the Tree, saying she considers them all members of her pride, placing her paw on their shoulders as she says goodbye to each of them. Turning to Kion, Rani tells him she meant what she said before, saying he and his friends will always be welcome at the Tree of Life. Having said goodbye, Kion and the rest of the Guard leave as Rani and Makini watch, with Rani telling Makini that maybe the Roar will return to the Tree of Life someday.
Making their way through the pass at night, Kion thanks Jasiri for getting him and the others, though Jasiri claims she is just returning the favor after all the help he gave her in the past. A few ways behind them, Azaad talks to Fuli about the hyenas, finding it unlikely she would be friends with them, though she assures him that they've earned their trust. Outside the pass, Ono reveals he still remembers all of the landmarks from Rafiki's map, recalling the first on their way back to be the frozen lake. However, they soon realize that, even with the map, the road back to the Pride Lands will take time. Azaad then reveals he knows another way to the Pride Lands, having traveled enough to know the fastest routes to all the Great Lands. However, Azaad points his shortcut only work for cheetahs, putting some of the Guard at a disadvantage. Wanting to take a look, Kion and the others follow Azaad to the shortcut: an incredibly narrow passage through a canyon. Realizing Beshte won't fit, the group considers going back to the slow route, though Kion refuses. Telling everyone to get behind him (which Janja knows what it means), including a confused Azaad, Kion uses the Roar to widen the passage, allowing them all to take the fast route.
The next day, Azaad leads the group to a deep and wide ravine, saying they will have to cross it to get to the Pride Lands. While a cheetah can just leap across, Azaad notes the others will have to cross via a land bridge, though the nearest one will take days to reach. Wanting to go as fast as possible, Kion uses the Roar to summon a small twister and carry Bunga across, surprising Janja and Jasiri. When Kion asks who's next, Janja starts to panic despite the others' attempts to reassure him that the Roar is safe. In the end, Jasiri gets to Janja by saying he is scared, with Janja wanting to prove otherwise.
Kion then uses the Roar to move the hyenas and Besthe across, with the three enjoying the experience. While Fuli and Azaad jump across the ravine and Anga and Ono fly over to the others, Kion uses the Roar to lift himself in the air and make his way across. With everyone now on the other side, the group continues on their journey to the Pride Lands. Along the way, Bunga and Beshte see that Fuli and Azaad are just as close as Kion and the Queen, causing Kion to think back to Rani. Coming across a dried river bed, Azaad tells them they will have to turn and follow the river bed to its mouth. However, Azaad reveals the way to the mouth is far, saying they could get there by sunset if they were all cheetahs. Claiming they can get there before sunset, Kion claims his plan involves getting a dead tree into the river bed. When Beshte moves to knock it down, though, Kion stops him and brings the tree down himself, with Bunga pointing that Kion's new Roars make him a one-lion Lion Guard. Revealing they will ride the tree down the river, Kion uses the Roar to conjure up some storm clouds, briefly scaring Janja as he reveals he is scared of lightning, much to Jasiri's amusement.
The Roar causes a flood to appear in the distance, with Kion telling the others to get on the tree and hold on tight When Azaad begins to hesitate, Janja mocks him for being afraid of water, though Azaad argues that cheetahs and waters just don't get along. Climbing aboard the tree, the group braces themselves as the water reaches them, carrying them across the river. While most of the group enjoy the log ride, Janja gets seasick while Fuli tries to comfort Azaad about the water. While Azaad admits to enjoying being on the land, he is glad to share this particular adventure with Fuli. Soon after, the log flies over a waterfall, splashing everyone with water as they reach the mouth of the river. With the log ride now over, the group decides to continue the rest of the way on foot. Over the next days, the Guard pass by all of the landmarks they faced on their journey to the Tree of Life. However, Kion's new Roar powers help them move on through obstacles with ease, allowing them to move at a much faster pace than they initially did. After traveling for a while, the Lion Guard soon come across what Azaad calls the Great Stone Wall, noting they're not so far from the Pride Lands now. Though Azaad suggests going around the Wall, an overconfident Kion considers using the Roar to create another path as Bunga cheers him on. Fuli, on the other hand, tries to stop Kion, pointing that the Roar can't solve everything and they still don't know what is on the other side of the Wall. However, Bunga rebuffs her, saying that it doesn't matter, and Kion agrees, thinking Zira's pride may have already attacked the Pride Lands by now and thus they need to get there as fast as they can. As the group begins to stand back, Fuli asks Anga to fly and take a look as Kion summons lightning on the Wall, cracking the stone ridge above the Wall. Flying above, Anga realizes that the Wall is holding back a great big lake and, horrified, tries to get Kion to stop roaring. Unfortunately, the roar is too loud for Kion to hear her pleas, as Kion breaks the ridge, causing large amounts of water to rush through. Shocked, Kion quickly dispels the water away with the Roar. Unfortunately, this doesn't solve the problem, instead of making Kion the only thing holding the water in place for the time being. Looking around, Anga spots small herds of klipspringers and hyraxes in the fields around them and realizes they will all be in danger if the water floods the valley.
Taking over for the still roaring Kion, Fuli has Ono and Beshte help fix the Wall while she and the others (hyenas included) move the herds, needing to clear the valley in case the Wall can't be saved. Analyzing the situation, Ono comes up with an idea and tells Beshte to gather up all the rocks the Roar made when it smashed the Wall. As the rest of the Guard move the herds to safety, Ono tells Kion to keep on roaring as Beshte pushes rocks onto the Roar's path, holding them in place alongside the water. Having moved the herds to a hill above the field, the others make their way back to Kion.
By this point, Kion has begun to tire out from the constant roaring, hoarsely telling Ono he can't hold on much longer. The rest of the Guard arrive and, helping Beshte, move more rocks in the Roar's path. With the rocks in place, Ono tells Kion to stop roaring, allowing the rocks to fall over the hole and block the leak. Turning to the others, Kion thanks them for their help and apologizes for almost causing the flood, having thought he could solve all their problems in his arrogance. However, Kion now knows that nothing can replace the Lion Guard working together as a team, not even the Roar.
As Kion realizes they will take a long way around, after all, Azaad tells him to not worry, saying the Pride Lands are not far from them. Moving on ahead, the Guard soon come across the plains with a view of the Outlands Volcano, with Azaad declaring they have reached the Outlands. After spotting Pride Rock in the distance, making them all realize they're almost home. However, Kion reminds them they can't stop now: they need to find Zira and stop her. Chanting their catchphrase, the Lion Guard starts the final trek back to the Pride Lands, their home, and the end of their journey.
The Lion Guard, Jasiri, Janja follows Azaad to a shortcut through the Outlands, where they meet up with Cheezi, Chungu, and Madoa, who are pleased to see their clanmates again. She explains that Zira and her lioness entered the Pride Lands not long after Janja and Jasiri left to find the Guard. The hyenas have been living in hiding ever since, and thus don't know what happened after. Thinking Zira and her pride is still in the Pride Lands, the Guard realize they need all the help they can get, which comes in the form of Jasiri's and Mzingo's vultures.
Nearing the Pride Lands, Anga reports that she sees a strange lion with dark fur on Pride Rock. Jasiri identifies him as Kovu based on a descriptive appearance. With no indication that the rest of Simba's Pride are even there, the Lion Guard is about to continue with great haste. Suddenly, Vitani Kovu's sister and a group of lionesses stop them in their tracks, warning the "Outlanders" they won't invade the Pride Lands. Vitani barks out orders her lion guard to launch an attack with the phrase "Till the Pride Lands' end, Lion Guard defend!".
Stunned at hearing their catchphrase, Kion lets his guard down and allows Vitani to attack him. Soon, a battle ensues between the two Lion Guards, with members from each team proving to be evenly-matched against the other. Noticing how similar their strengths are, an idea comes to Ono. He calls for the vultures to distract Tazama, Vitani's Keenest of Sight, while he and Anga assist Kion with Vitani. With Tazama unable to keep watch, Kion can knock out Vitani. Having had enough, Kion orders his team to get behind him as he prepares to use the Roar of the Elders on Vitani's Lion Guard. Suddenly, Kiara appears, calling for her brother to stop. Kion is pleased to see her, but his joy is short-lived when he notices Kovu sliding down the wall behind her. Believing Kovu will attack her, Kion calls for Kiara to move out of the way, but Kiara refuses, blocking him from using the Roar against Vitani's Lion Guard or Kovu. Kiara explains that Zira's Pride has joined theirs, much to Kion's surprise. With both sides calming down, Vitani finally recognizes Kion as Kiara's brother, though she admits it was hard to do tell so with his scar, as well as seeing him surrounded by the Outlanders, in which she is also unaware of them being the Pride Landers' side.
Kovu then joins the group, asking Vitani what's going on moments before Bunga does the same. Confused, Kion explains that he and Lion Guard had come to the Pride Lands after learning that Zira was attacking the Pride Lands. Somberly, Kovu reveals to the Lion Guard that Zira has completed her journey through the Circle of Life. The guard in shock Kiara tells them to come to Pride Rock and they'll explain everything. Kion thanks for Jasiri's help and watches as the Outlanders walk away. The guard reunites with Simba and Nala. Rafiki then explains after the Lion Guard's first encounter with the Outsiders, Zira devised a new plan to take over the Pride Lands. Kovu explains that Zira raised him to believe that Simba was their enemy. However, after getting to know Simba and Kiara, Kovu realized that Zira was wrong and changed sides. Kiara reveals that, soon after, Zira led an attack on the Pride Lands herself, where she engaged with Simba's Pride. Kiara and Kovu intervened during the showdown between both feelings of pride, explaining that they didn't have to fight, with Kiara explaining that, like lions, "We Are One".
Zira's lionesses, including Vitani, saw that this was true, and joined the Pride Landers. Zira, though, was unwilling to get past her hate, and this ultimately led to her destruction (with her falling to her death). After Zira's death, Simba welcomed the Outsiders into his Pride, ending the story. In the present, Simba declares that one day, Kovu and Kiara will rule the Pride Lands as king and queen, naming them his successors. Vitani also made a Lion Guard of her own during Kion and his guard's absence. Hearing all they missed, the Lion Guard soon learn from Nala that they were missed as well.
Anga soon reunites with Hadithi and is happy to see him. The following morning the Lion Guard decide to go into their Lair. However, the lair is occupied by Vitani's Lion Guard, and both teams start arguing over who should be the Lion Guard, with Kion pointing his team is real since they have the Mark and the Roar. Before both teams can fight, though, Laini rushes into the lair and tells both Lion Guards that there's an emergency at Mbali Fields.
After some encouragement from Azaad, both teams head over to solve the problem together. Laini takes them to the emergency, revealing it to be the Zebra Thurston getting the upper half of his body stuck inside a hole.
However, both Lion Guards soon get distracted arguing over each other over what to do. However, Azaad walks over to Thurston and tells him to walk backward out of the hole, solving the problem and shaming both teams. Realizing they won't be able to help anyone by fighting all the time, both teams soon start arguing over which Lion Guard is the best. Hearing this, Thurston suggests they do things the zebra way and have a competition to prove who is the best. After discarding the original Lion Guard test in the Lair, Ono proposes that both teams do a series of challenges to prove which team is the best. Both teams agree to the competition while Thurston starts spreading the word.
The contest is witnessed by the entire Pride Lands, with Rafiki acting as the announcer. The contest is presented as a "best of" 05 challenges between both Lion Guards, during which the members that
Keenest of Sight will face off against their counterpart to see which is better. Since Ono's role of Smartest is a newly created role not present in Vitani's Lion Guard, Ono will act as a referee for the contest. The rules establish that the losing side of the previous challenge will get to set the conditions for the next challenge. As a challenging team, Vitani's Lion Guard gets the first choice. Starting with Strongest, Imara declares that for the challenge, the Strongest of both Lion Guards will push a giant rock with an elephant on top it across Chakula Plains with the first to reach a tree at the end winning the challenge. Arriving at Chakula Plains, Beshte and Imara face off in the contest as they push Ma Tembo and Zito, respectively. Though Beshte seems close to winning, he soon begins to tire as he gets sunburned. Convinced by Ma Tembo, Beshte runs off to a mud pit to cover his skin, allowing Imara to catch up and win the competition, giving Vitani's Lion Guard the lead on the competition. Beshte makes his way to his friends, who reassure him he did fine and caring more about his health.
For the second round, Fuli chooses that the Fastest will compete. Making their way to a canyon, Ono reveals the challenge was chosen by Fuli: Fuli and Kasi will race each other across the canyon, loop around, and return to the finish line, with the first declared winner. Starting the race, Kasi is seen using her energy too quickly while Fuli paces herself. Upon reaching the end, Fuli makes a final sprint to the finish line, winning the race and earning Kion's Lion Guard their first victory. While Fuli is welcomed by Azaad and her friends, Kasi makes her way to her Guard in defeat. Declaring that the third round will involve the Keenest of Sight, Ono allows Tazama to make her pick.
Standing in front of a cavern, Ono explains the Keenest of Sight challenge: both competitors will use their keen eyesight locate Laini, who has hidden in a dark cave. Inside the cave, while Anga struggles to see around her, Tazama uses her night vision and finds Laini quickly. Returning outside, Laini declares Tazama the winner of the contest, putting Vitani's Lion Guard back in the lead. While Anga apologizes to her team, Bunga reassures her, noting that the Bravest is up next, and he gets to pick. For the fourth round, Bunga reveals he planned series of tests for the Bravest challenge. The Bravest of both teams will run through Maumivu Thron Bush cross Urembo River with Makuu's Float, and then climb up Makundu Cliffs, with the winner being the first to grab the baobab fruit from a tree at the top of the cliffs. Though shaken by the magnitude of the test, Shahaba tells Bunga she is not afraid. The challenge begins, and both cross the thorn patch quickly. However, at Urembo River, Shahaba hesitates on seeing the crocodiles while Bunga crosses them. Though Shahaba soon jumps over the river, Bunga quickly reaches the top and grabs the baobab fruit before the branch supporting Bunga breaks, sending him to the ground with the baobab fruit.
After four tests, Ono declares both teams to be tied up with a score of 2-2, and it all comes down to Kion and Vitani. Given the choice, Vitani calls for a mashindano to prove who is the fiercest. As the Pride Landers start chanting for the Mashindano
Kion forfeits the last challenge, declaring that Vitani has proved herself to be Fiercest by choosing to challenge him even without the Roar. As a result, Vitani's team wins the contest, making them the new Lion Guard of the Pride Lands. Kion then turns to Vitani and, giving her his blessing, passes on the Mark of the Guard and the Roar to her. Surprised, Vitani tests out the Roar of the Elders for the first time as the Pride Landers cheer her on, officially welcoming them as their new Lion Guard. Meanwhile, Kion and his friends watch as their Marks of the Guard fade from their left shoulders, somberly accepting their time as the Lion Guard and as a team has ended. Suddenly, Askari appears in the sky in front of everyone, including both Lion Guards and Pride Landers who are stunned by Askari's appearance. Askari tells Kion that he has truly mastered the roar by letting it go. Confused, Kion asks why would he still need the Roar if he's not a leader of the Lion Guard anymore. However, Askari tells Kion that there's another place that could use the Roar's help, causing Kion to realize he's talking about the Tree of Life. At that moment, the Mark of the Night Pride that was given to Kion by Queen Janna before her death appears on Kion's right shoulder. Turning to his friends, Kion asks them if they all want to join him help Queen Rani protect the Tree of life. Happy to return to the Tree of Life, Kion's friends accept the offer as the Mark of the Night Pride replaces the Mark of the Guard on their bodies. Approaching Kion, Vitani wonders what Kion does it mean to master the Roar. Telling her to watch, Kion summons the Roar of the Elders, proving his mastery of the power by lifting the entirety of Pride Rock off the ground and holding it aloft in the air as the Pride Landers watch in shock and surprise. After returning Pride Rock to the ground. Sometime later, the Pride Landers and the Tree of Life's inhabitants alike are seen gathered outside the Tree of Life to witness Kion's wedding ceremony to Rani as well as his ascension as King of the Tree of Life. Makini presents Kion to the animals of the Tree of Life and the Pride Landers that he's now the king. Kion's friends cheer for him as he and Rani roar.