Kion loves, respects, and cares for his father immensely. He will get very worried when his father is in danger and will do all in his might to ensure his safety (the same with all his family members), this is seen in Bunga and the King and The Scorpion's Sting.
Although, Kion expressed sadness and fear, when he was scolded by his father in Return of the Roar, he will still do everything that's possible for him to save his father and, like Beshte, he is also afraid of disappointing him.
Kion will always trust his father's judgment and wants to make him proud.
Unlike Simba, Nala immediately accepts Kion's choices for the new Lion Guard. She expressed immense pride in her son's Guard, for defeating Janja's clan and saving Kiara, in Return of the Roar.
Kion shows great concern whenever Nala is in great peril. As seen in Never Roar Again when he loses it at Janja and his clan for attacking Nala. He also expresses great fear for almost accidentally hurting Nala with the Roar, showing how much he cares for her.
Unlike how his great uncle Scar was towards Mufasa, Kion does not have any resentment or jealousy towards his sister, Kiara being heir to the throne. He instead feels content that she is the future queen.
Although the two cubs appear to have sibling rivalry, they do still care deeply for each other. Can't Wait to be Queen is the perfect example, because the two cubs are not getting along at the start of the episode, but Kion rescues Kiara from Janja's clan at the end. The cubs can also occasionally be a little snarky with one another, as seen at the start of Return of the Roar.
Although, as of the episode, The Trail to Udugu, Kion and Kiara seem to work together a lot more. Their sibling rivalry seems to have diminished. Their sibling rivalry could have come from their abilities in leadership, Kion of the Lion Guard and Kiara's eventual reign as queen.
In "Battle for the Pridelands", after the final battle with Scar, Kiara was horrified when she saw the scar on Kion's face and expressed her concerns for him. Before The Lion Guard made their departure from the Pridelands, Kiara wishes Kion good luck and promises to look after Tiifu and Zuri.
After the Lion Guard returns from the Tree of Life, Kion sees that Kiara and Kovu are madly in love, just like himself and Queen Rani. That night, Kion talks with Kiara about Rani, explaining how he greatly misses her and the Night Pride. Kiara tells Kion that their parents would understand if he decides to go back to the Tree of Life. At the Tree of Life, Kiara is happy to be attending her brother's coronation and wedding.
Kion looks up to his wise grandfather, Mufasa, who is there to guide him whenever he is in doubt. If the cub is ever uncertain of what to do, Mufasa always reassures him that everything will be fine, although he never exactly tells him what to do.
In Return of the Roar, Mufasa reassured him that the Roar of the Elders would be there when he needed it.
Mufasa is never ever cross with his grandson and Kion is never afraid of him, not
even when he confessed that it was his fault Scar returned. Kion is always on good terms with Mufasa.
However, in Season 3, after Ushari bit him, Kion had a scar on his face. This caused Kion to lose his temper and lose control of his Roar, resulting in him becoming too ashamed of his scar to let Mufasa see him. However, in Long Live the Queen, Rani encourages Kion to talk to Mufasa and reassures him that he doesn't need to be afraid. Kion talks to Mufasa after not doing so for ages and realizes that Mufasa is not angry with him at all, that he had only been worried that Kion had forgotten about him. After Kion explains himself, Mufasa assures Kion he could have talked with him so that Mufasa could have given his grandson the guidance he needed, and that he would always be there for Kion no matter what.
In The Lake of Reflection, Mufasa understands that Kion is a capable enough leader to give up the Roar and informs him of where he should go. In Return to the Pride Lands, at the wedding of Kion and Rani, Mufasa proudly looks down at his grandson and granddaughter-in-law.
Although Kion wasn't born to see Scar murder Mufasa and assume control of everything, he has obviously heard enough stories about him to know that Scar is not to be trusted by anyone. Scar is Kion's arch-nemesis and Kion vows not to end up like him, after receiving the Roar of the Elders. Kion looks down on his great uncle for his crimes, knowing that he was never the rightful king.
In "The Rise of Scar", Kion inadvertently allows Janja's taunts to get in his head and uses the Roar of the Elders in anger. As a result, he accidentally makes the Outlands Volcano erupt and summons Scar (as well as Makini's staff). Kion notices Scar for the first time in "Divide and Conquer". In the episode "The Scorpion's Sting", Kion is upset to find out that Scar had made Simba get poisoned. Ever since then, Kion has made it his mission to find a way to defeat the evil lion and will stop at nothing to do so.
In the Season 3 pilot, however, during the final battle with Scar, Kion realises that it's up to Great Kings to judge Scar and willingly forgives his granduncle for his evil deeds before putting his spirit to rest, with help from the Kings of the Past. Kion's darkest fear is that he will give into his anger and use the Roar of the Elders for evil, just like Scar. Kion fears this a lot in Season 3 whenever his scar is hurting and his Roar is out of control, as well as his temper. In "Friends to the End", Kion sees a vision of Scar in puddle, telling him that he is destined to be a villain. Fortunately, Kion's scar gets healed at the Tree of Life.
Kion and Rani first met when Bunga accidentally caused a rockslide on the way to the Tree of Life. Their relationship started off as bad, with Rani assuming that Kion and The Lion Guard were dangerous after Kion accidentally unleashes the Roar of the Elders on her younger brother, Baliyo. Rani was so outraged, she wanted to banish the Guard from the Tree of Life forever, but after a talk with her grandmother Queen Janna, and the spirits of her parents, Rani reluctantly agrees to welcome the Guard to the Tree of Life.
However, Rani was pleased that Kion put Ono's needs before his own, she still distrusted him for sending Baliyo flying. In The River of Patience, Rani brought them to her grandmother, but wanted them to leave as soon as possible. However, she was still pleased when Kion helped her stop Makucha's Army. In The Lake of Reflection, she distrusted Kion as a leader, but she was still worried about his healing. However, after the fight in that same episode, Rani starts to appreciate Kion and his friends. In Long Live the Queen, Rani, and Kion had really opened up to one another after the death of Queen Janna. When Rani is in tears after her grandmother's death, Kion sympathizes with her by letting her sob into his neck and comforting her. At Queen Janna's funeral, Kion and Rani console one another about their fears and end up becoming close friends. Kion smiles up at Rani when she becomes Queen of the Tree of Life.
In Triumph of the Roar, Rani starts showing adoration for Kion, wishing for the Roar of the Elders to be returned to the Tree of Life. She especially shows adoration for him after seeing how he single-handedly ended the bad guys attack on the Tree of Life. In Journey to the Pride Lands, Kion and Rani have a much closer friendship, which eventually blossoms into romance. At this point, Kion secretly considers staying at the Tree of Life after Rani asks him to be her king. In Return to the Pride Lands, after giving the Roar of the Elders to Vitani, Kion returns to the Tree of Life, where he and Rani get married and Kion is given a coronation as the new king of the Tree of Life.
When Kion and Baliyo first met, Baliyo attacked him after assuming that the Lion Guard was dangerous. Baliyo also taunts Kion and is accidentally blown away by Kion's Roar. When Baliyo's sister, Rani, finally decides to welcome the Lion Guard to the Tree of Life, he doesn't show any ill feelings towards the Guard but asked Kion to never use the Roar on him again, while also saying he was impressed by it. As the season went on, Baliyo, Kion and The Night Pride had gotten to know each other and this caused them to gradually develop a good relationship.
In "The River of Patience", when Kion notices the Night Pride are fighting Mackucha's army and Baliyo gets bitten by Ora, Kion rushes over to help, showing that he does like the Night Pride. Baliyo asked Kion to use the Roar on the bad guys, showing that from then on he had begun to trust Kion.
In "The Lake of Reflection", when Makucha's Army comes back to the Tree of Life, Baliyo and the Night Pride listen to Kion's instructions on how to run off Mackucha's Army, showing that they now trust Kion as a leader. In "Long Live the Queen", Kion and Baliyo's have become closer to each other, after the death of Baliyo's grandmother, Queen Janna. In "Return to the Pridelands", Kion and Baliyo become brothers-in-law after Kion marries Baliyo's sister, Rani. He also becomes Baliyo's king.
Kion and Surak started off on hostile grounds due to a misunderstanding. It was after Kion and his friends made amends that showed their true intentions and Kion putting his friend Ono before himself that Surak and the Night Pride began to give him a chance. Surak correctly suspected Kion wielded the Roar of the Elders after witnessing it the first time.
As Kion and the Guard helped the Night Pride defend the Tree of Life from Makucha's Army, Surak came to respect Kion as a fierce warrior and a worthy leader, especially after how Kion finally mastered the Roar and used it to banish the villains far away from the Tree of Life.
Kion would soon become Surak's nephew-in-law by Kion's marriage to Rani, as well as Surak's king.
Kion first met Kovu when Jasiri asked him to talk to Kovu's pride who took her clan's watering hole. When Kion offers to talk to his father about welcoming Kovu and his pride to the Pride Lands (unaware that his family was banished), Kovu expressed excitment of the idea. Kion was also surprised to learn that Kovu met Kiara in the past. However, after Kion send Zira and her pride flying with the roar, Kion under the impression that Kovu was in on it, stalked towards him prompting him to run off. Years later while Kion was away at the Tree of Life, Kovu and Kiara become mates, making Kovu a part of Kion's family. When Kion engaged Vitani's Lion Guard, Kiara appears to break up the fight followed by Kovu. At first Kion thought Kovu would attack her, but after Kiara explained what happened, Kion accepted Kovu as a member of his family and his brother-in-law putting the past behind them both.
Kion used to hate Vitani for aiding her mother, Zira, and the rest of her pride, in stealing Jasiri's waterhole. Kion and Vitani were enemies, due to Vitani being a follower of Scar and following Zira's instructions all the time. When Kion and Vitani first met in Lions of the Outlands, Vitani was surprised that Kion was on Jasiri's side and not on the side of lions. However, she was shown to be impressed when Kion's Roar had made it rain. Despite how impressed she was, she hated Kion as much Zira hated him. Eventually, Kion roars Vitani and her pride out of the Outlands.
However, in Season 3, after Kion and his friends had returned to the Pride Lands, they are not happy with Vitani and other lionesses protecting the Pride Lands. That is until Kion realizes that Vitani has a right to win the competition after challenging him even without the Roar to a Mashindano even though Kion has the advantage. For this, Kion appreciates Vitani and gives her the Mark of the Guard and the Roar of the Elders.
Askari is Kion's distant relative and later his mentor in mastering the Roar of the Elders. Askari shows pride and fondness for his relative and helps Kion find his true place in the Circle of Life by hinting of another place (the Tree of Life) that could use the Roar's help.
Kion likewise respects and is grateful to Askari for guiding him, and Askari watched over his relative during his coronation as the new King of the Tree of Life.
Kion is Janna's grandson-in-law. After hearing that Kion wields the Roar of the Elders, Janna was eager to welcome him to the Tree of Life despite her granddaughter Rani's reluctance to do so. Kion comes to greatly respect Janna after welcoming them to the Tree of Life. After meeting Kion and the Lion Guard, she asks Nirmala to take care of Kion's scar. Janna holds no grudge against him for unintentionally leading an army of predators to the Tree of Life and disapproves when Rani loses her temper with Kion for offering to help get rid of them. During her final moments she expresses joy to Kion for bringing the Roar back to the Tree of Life though sad she would not see his healing completed. Kion thanked Queen Janna for everything and was touched when she bestows the Mark of the Night Pride onto Kion, hoping that he will find peace and perhaps chose to stay. Kion grieved Janna's passing along with Rani. Kion eventually does decide to stay at the Tree of Life, and rule alongside Rani. Janna now watches over Kion as one of the Great Lions of the Past and is last seen watching happily as he becomes king of the Tree of Life and is married to Rani.
In "Return of the Roar", when Kion first asked Fuli to be the fastest member of the Lion Guard, she was quite resentful to the fact that lions had to be the fiercest. She even teased Kion for producing a squeak instead of a Roar. However, upon seeing the power of the Roar of the Elders blow away Janja and his clan, she has softened around Kion (mostly) and now respects him as a leader.
Throughout the series Fuli continues to respect Kion as the leader of the Lion Guard. Occasionally, Fuli argues with her leader, such as in "The Search of Utamu" and "The Mbali Fields Migration", but overall shows the utmost respect for him. Kion often says to Fuli "I know what you're thinking", showing that often think very similarily. Kion often trusts Fuli enough to be his second-in-command.
In Season 3, in "Battle for the Pridelands", Fuli says that Kion will not be alone when the Pridelanders go into battle with Scar. In "The Accidental Avalanche", Fuli expresses worry when Kion becomes unable to think straight (because of the venom). Throughout Season 3, Kion instructs Fuli to lead the Lion Guard while his scar is hurting. In "The Race to Tuliza", Fuli expresses concern about Kion's anger. In "Friends to the End", she fears that Kion's anger is getting out of control when he starts being mean to everyone (including herself). However, she still trusts that Kion would never turn evil. Fuli becomes more worried when Kion runs off, feeling ashamed of himself.
In "The Lake of Reflection", Fuli (like everyone else) is deeply concerned when Kion completely loses his confidence as leader of the Lion Guard. Fuli (and the rest of the Lion Guard) remind Kion that he showed them how to be a team when they were infants. In "Triumph of the Roar", Fuli is happy to see that Kion is healed.
In "Return to the Pridelands", Fuli appears as a guest at Kion and Rani's wedding.
According to Ford Riley, creator of The Lion Guard, Fuli sees Kion as a brother.
Kion and Bunga have been best friends since they were very young infants. They used to love going exploring together and playing Baobab Ball together. However, even though Kion is now more serious about leading the Lion Guard, he still enjoys having fun with his best friend. In "Return of the Roar", Kion was deeply concerned for Bunga's safety when Cheezi and Chungu tried to eat him. Kion has been seen hanging out with his friend on numerous occasions. It is revealed in "Bunga and the King", that Bunga is the adoptive uncle of Kion and Kiara.
When Kion first got the Roar of the Elders, Bunga was way more than impressed by his friend's ability. Bunga was ecstatic after discovering that Kion was to become the Leader of the Lion Guard. Despite Bunga's recklessness and childish antics, Kion is shown, on numerous occasions to trust his best friend. In "Never Roar Again", Kion opens up to Bunga, telling him that is afraid to use the Roar of the Elders. Upon hearing this, Bunga tells Kion that, as the Pridelands's fiercest, he must use the Roar when it's needed to be.
In "Bunga the Wise", Kion becomes worried when his friend starts handing out advice. Throughout the series, Bunga continues to aid Kion and be his supportive friend.
In "Battle for the Pridelands", after Kion gets his scar, his Roar sends Bunga flying across the Pridelands by accident. However, Bunga tells his friend that he enjoyed it. Throughout Season 3, however, Bunga continues to act silly and Kion lashes out at him in rage (under the influence of his scar). In "The Race to Tuliza", Kion yells at Bunga to stop with the jokes.
In "Friends to the End", Bunga grows wary of his best friend, believing the venom inside Kion is turning him evil. However, near the end of the episode, Bunga tells Kion that he will be his best friend whether he turns evil or not. In "The Tree of Life", Kion gets angry with Bunga for causing a rockslide outside the Tree of Life. In "The Lake of Reflection", Bunga (along with everyone else) reminds Kion of the time they were infants and he showed them how be a team. In "Triumph of the Roar", Bunga is overjoyed to see Kion's newly mastered Roar in action.
In the series finale, Bunga is ecstatic to see his best friend become the new king of the Tree of Life.
Kion and Beshte were close friends since they were infants. Kion never criticizes Beshte and is aware of his down-to-earth nature, as seen in The Imaginary Okapi, when he scolds Bunga and Ono for saying that Beshte lied about Ajabu. At first, Kion was the only member of the Lion Guard who believed Beshte was telling the truth.
In Swept Away, Kion was very miserable when his Roar got Beshte swept into the Outlands. Kion is concerned when the Lion Guard struggles to find Beshte. He was very angry with Janja's clan for attempting to crush his hippo friend with rocks. Kion apologizes to Beshte. However, Beshte understands that Kion did not mean to get him swept away.
Kion and Beshte have much in common, such as they both despair at the thought of disappointing their fathers, Simba and Basi.
In Season 3, in "Battle for the Pridelands", when Kion gets his scar Beshte (like everyone else) believes that Kion did not mean to send Bunga flying.
However, in "Friends to the End", when Kion is in a lot of pain because of his scar, he yells at Beshte for being nice to Yun Mibu, the clouded leopard. When he finally snaps out of it, a remorseful Kion runs away from his friends, feeling ashamed. After being rescued by his friends, Kion apologizes to Beshte. However, Beshte, knowing that his scar is the problem, doesn't get angry with Kion.
In the series finale, Beshte appears very happy that his friend becomes king of the Tree of Life.
Ono and Kion are close friends. Ono never seems to question his leader and is always Fire from the Sky one step ahead. Kion seems to encourage Ono a lot, such as in the episode Fire from the Sky. Kion knows that he can always rely on Ono to get things done and trusts Ono's knowledge about the circle of the life. However, in The Imaginary Okapi, Kion does scold Bunga and Ono for hurting Beshte's feelings.
In Eye of the Beholder, when Ono is briefly out of commission after getting sand in his eye, Kion encourages him to rest and reassures him that the Guard will be okay without him for a few days. Ono starts to question his value as the keenest of sight, but Kion tells him that he's always been on the team.
In Battle for the Pride Lands, after the final battle with Scar, Kion commands Ono for his brave deed in saving Bunga's life. Even though the rescue causes Ono to be blind in both eyes, Kion recognizes that Ono is still useful and creates a new position on the Lion Guard, known as the smartest.
Rafiki is the Royal Mjuzi of the Pride Lands, who is very wise and a friend to Kion and his family.
When first hearing Kion roar, Rafiki is certain it is time for him to follow his destiny and helps Simba explain to his son about the lion guard. He also is very caring and worries when others are in danger, as seen when he realizes that Kion could be with the Outsiders, and is always helping the sick and injured, as seen when he heals Ono and Simba, who are both very close to Kion.
Due to their close friendship, Kion is protective of Rafiki, when he and the Guard save him from jackals and hyenas.
Makini is a Royal Mjuzi in training and, like Rafiki, she is a really close friend of Kion's family. Kion and Makini met in the episode The Rise of Scar, however, Kion was quite irritated at first, due to the fact that Makini was talking about being able to hear the kings of the past, but he was still happy to meet her and he was pleased to hear that she would be the next Royal Mjuzi for the Pridelands.
In the episode The Ukumbusho Tradition, Kion is quick to stand up for Makini when Zito is being too harsh on her. On the other hand, Makini has come through for Kion as well, such as in the episode The Bite of Kenge, when she agrees to help Bunga retrieve the melons from Janja's clan and Kenge, while the rest of the Lion Guard were paralyzed. In "Cave of Secrets", Kion decides that Makini will be safer inside the lair. Later, he instructs her to stay close while they are looking for the chamber.
In Season 3, when the Lion Guard sets off for the Tree of Life, to heal Kion's scar and Ono's blindness, Makini agrees to give Kion Tuliza blossoms whenever his scar's hurting, showing how much she cares for him. However, in the episode Journey of Memories, Kion started to lose it with her, but Makini, understands Kion's condition and does not get angry with him. In Friends to the End, Kion starts being mean to the other animals and the Tuliza has no effect anymore. But, Makini, like everyone else, trusts that Kion would never turn evil.
Throughout Season 3, Makini continues to assist Kion. In "Triumph of the Roar", Kion helps Makini (and the Night Pride) out of the Tree of Life. In "Return to the Pridelands", Makini introduces Kion as the king of the Tree of Life and becomes his and Rani's Royal Mjuzi.
Although as a youngster Kion caused the hornbill some problems, Kion deeply respects the Majordomo. He appreciates everything he does and was eager to save his life when he was in danger. The two are good friends.
He seems to be close friends with Timon because not only is he raising his best friend, Bunga, but he also raised his father Simba when he was a cub. Timon later helps him prepare for the Ukumbusho and in return, Kion along with the rest of the Lion Guard performs The Twelve Ways of Christmas to cheer him and Pumbaa up on Christmas Day.
He seems to be close friends with Pumbaa because not only is he raising his best friend, Bunga, but he also raised his father Simba when he was a cub. Pumbaa later helps him prepare for the Ukumbusho and in return, Kion along with the rest of the Lion Guard performs The Twelve Ways of Christmas to cheer him and Timon up on Christmas Day.
Kion and Jasiri's relationship started off as being awkward, as Kion's father, Simba, had told him not to trust hyenas. But, after Jasiri thought him that most hyenas are good, Kion had a change of heart towards her and her clan. As of Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots, Kion and Jasiri appear to be extremely close friends.
Throughout the series, Kion and the Guard have saved Jasiri's clan several times from Scar's army. In Rescue in the Outlands, Kion showed deep concern for Jasiri's safety and was really mad at Janja for trying to blow up Jasiri, Wema, and Tunu by way of a steam vent. In "The Hyena Resistance", Jasiri agrees to help the Lion Guard mess up Scar's plans, showing that she is deeply committed to working with Kion and the Guard in order to defeat Scar. Kion shows that he is worried about her safety when he offers her clan a place in the Pride Lands, showing how much he cares for her safety.
In Season 3, in Battle for the Pridelands, Jasiri helps out the Pride Landers in the final battle against Scar. Later, she is also worried about Kion when she sees his scar. Kion agreed that Jasiri would do a great job keeping the Outlanders in line after Scar got defeated. In Return to the Pride Lands, Kion was glad when Jasiri and Janja had told him and the Lion Guard of Zira's return. He was also happy that Jasiri was helping Janja follow the Circle of Life. In the Pridelands, Kion thanked Jasiri for all the help she had given to the Pridelanders and the two of them nuzzle, this indicates that Kion considers Jasiri as part of his family.
At first in Lions of the Outlands Madoa thought that Jasiri was kidding when she said that she was friends with a lion. After getting back their Watering Hole from the Outsiders she befriends him. In Rescue in the Outlands, when she sees Jasiri and the cubs in danger, Madoa comes seeking his help in rescuing her.
Kion seems to have a good relationship with the two little cubs. At first, the cubs were scared of him due to their water supply being stolen by other lions, but after being saved by him and The Lion Guard, the two hyena cubs became friends with Kion, thanking him and the rest of the Guard for saving them.
Kion and Makuu started off as enemies ever since baby Kion and baby Bunga came to his waterhole uninvited. When Kion became the leader of the Lion Guard, his respect towards the circle of life clashed with Makuu's selfishness and belief that crocodiles are too good for the circle of life.
However, in Season 2, Makuu reformed and became a good leader. Now, he and Kion are on good terms and Makuu trusts the cub's judgment. In Pridelanders Unite, Kion scolds Makuu for intimidating his fellow Pridelanders, but then uses his Roar to save Makuu's watering hole. He also thanks Makuu for helping to train the Pridelanders to fight against Scar's army.
In Battle for the Pride Lands, Makuu is shown participating in the battle against Scar's army. Later, both Makuu and Kion believe that the Pridelanders should give Janja's clan a chance. In the end, Makuu appears, watching Kion and his friends, as they make their departure from the Pridelands.
In the series finale, Makuu watches in awe as Kion uses his Roar to levitate Pride Rock. Later, Makuu appears as a guest at Kion and Rani's wedding.
In the beginning, Muhimu had little faith in Kion, as seen during the migration.
But when the young leader starts to show his best efforts, Muhimu softens and begins to understand Kion. Even offering him her support when the other animals lose their own faith in the cub after she accidentally blocks off the path to Mbali Fields by causing a minor stampede in excitement and promises to make the journey easier, not harder.
Since then, the two remain on good terms, with Muhimu now knowing she can always have faith in the cub.
Kion has saved Thurston's life on numerous occasions, such as from the Outlanders, wildfires, floods, rockslides. In Rescue in the Outlands, Thurston actually followed The Lion Guard and Madoa into the Outlands, thinking that they were in the Pridelands all along. As the Guard rescues Jasiri, Wema, and Tunu from a steam vent surrounded by Janja's clan, Thurston's stupidity keeps Cheezi and Chungu away from everyone else. When the Lion Guard returns to the Pridelands, Kion praises Thurston for distracting Cheezi and Chungu (albeit accidentally) and not shouting "Panic and run, panic and run!"
In the episode The Zebra Mastermind, when Thurston is in the Outlands, he gets trapped by Cheezi, Chungu, Goigoi, Tamka, and Nduli. The Lion Guard comes to his aid (even though he's annoying).
In Battle for the Pridelands, when The Lion Guard is departing to go to the Tree of Life, Thurston promises to protect the Pridelands. Kion thanks for it (even though it appears to be scared of everything).
Kion has helped Ma Tembo and her herd on a number of occasions and has saved her from crocodiles, jackals, wildfires, and hyenas. They worked together on the Ukumbusho. She also sticks up for the cub when Zito or any other Pride Lander is being too harsh on him, proving she is a close friend to him.
They connect to each other very well, particularly as they are both new leaders.
Kinyonga and Kion are shown to be friends. Although Kion worries about the safety of Kinyonga, she is only happy to assist him and becomes concerned when she "breaks" her promise of not scaring other animals by mistake. She praises Kion and the Lion Guard for learning the art of camouflage.
She and Kion appear to be on good terms, seeing as how she was able to listen to Kion in order to get to higher ground. No sooner when she and her son get lost, when they went through the unfinished Hippo Lanes, Kion takes action along with Ono to locate the pair. Kion soon hears her cries for help in the near distance and promptly rushes into the water to save her. Kion soon manages to save Boboka and leads her back to her son.
When the pair first met, Kion was less than impressed at Tamaa for using his skill to steal food from other animals and made him promise to cease that behavior. Although the drongo went back on his word briefly, Kion appreciated his help when he returned to assist the Guard, trusting the drongo from then on.
In Divide and Conquer, Kion turned to Tamaa when he needed help. Tamaa feared he might be getting the wrong idea due to a large amount of donated food at his feet, but Kion already trusted Tamaa and knew that he wasn't going back on his word. When Tamaa is caught out by the jackals, Kion assures him that it wasn't his fault, and cares more about making sure that Tamaa is in a safe space for the rest of the battle.
Zito and Kion appear to have a neutral relationship. In the episode The Ukumbusho Tradition, Kion scolds Zito for being too harsh on Makini about running out of yellow paint.
In the episode, The Kilio Valley Fire, Kion and The Lion Guard rescue the elephants from a fire caused by Scar's Army. Zito takes all his anger and frustration out on Kion. Zito is so annoyed over losing his home, that he doesn't appreciate Kion's attempts to find the elephants a temporary home, despite the cub's best efforts.
However, Zito does help the Lion Guard save the galagos home when it was on fire, even though he didn't want at first. He even saved Kion from being crushed by a tree. Kion thanks the elephant for his help.
Kion went from trusting to weary and back to trusting with Dhahabu. She lost his initial trust when she delayed telling the Guard the truth about her watering hole but later earned it back by helping them finish their duty.
Kion respects Dhahabu as a leader and is always happy to help whenever she needs it, even lending her Fuli to keep her happy.
Raha and Starehe are excited to meet Kion and the rest of the Lion Guard and show no fear towards them, despite them being outsiders to Raha. He is only too happy to help them out when they need it and views none of them as a threat. In The Queen's Visit, Kion thinks that Raha and Starehe should be Queen Dhahabu's guard.
Kion seems to have a good relationship with Mtoto, even though Beshte is Mtoto's idol, he likes all the Lion Guard. In Follow that Hippo, Kion enlists Beshte to escort the little elephant home, so he doesn't get hurt while the Lion Guard is training.
Later, Kion witnesses Mtoto's attempts to stop the crocodiles and Janja's clan. Impressed by the calf's bravery, he gives Mtoto an honorary Mark of the Guard.
In Beware the Zimwi, Kion assures Mtoto and his friends that there is no such thing as a Zimwi when the kids are scared of Rafiki's story.
In The Savannah Summit, Mtoto helps Kion and the Guard patrol, by using his infrasound to listen out for suspicious activity.
In Battle for the Pride Lands, Mtoto is seen, at the start, helping Kion and the Lion Guard battle Janja's clan. In the end, an aged Mtoto is shown watching Kion and his friends make their departure from the Pridelands.
Kion gets on well with Tiifu. In Can't Wait to be Queen, he got frustrated because she and Zuri had allowed Kiara to meet Janja by herself. However, in Fuli's New Family, Kion reveals that Tiifu and Zuri are like family. In The Underground Adventure when Tiifu says that she is afraid of the dark, Kion comforts her and reassures her that her friends will take care of her. Later on, Kion was proud of Tiifu for helping Thurston out.
In "Battle for the Pridelands", before the Lion Guard departs from the Pridelands, Kion tells Kiara to keep Tiifu (and Zuri) out of trouble.
In "Return to the Pridelands", Tiifu is one of the guests at Kion and Rani's wedding.
Kion gets along with Zuri. However, he got frustrated with her and Tiifu in Can't Wait to be Queen because they allowed Kiara to meet Janja by herself. In Fuli's New Family, Kion reveals that Tiifu and Zuri are like family. The two are on good terms as seen in The Underground Adventure. In that episode, they comfort Tifu and promise to take care of her. In the end, Kion, and Zuri were proud of Tiifu for helping Thurston out.
In "Battle for the Pridelands", before the Lion Guard departs from the Pridelands, Kion tells Kiara to keep Tiifu and Zuri out of trouble.
In "Return of the Pridelands", Zuri is a guest at Kion and Rani's wedding.
Kion was the one, who agreed to teach Badili how to be fierce, so he could defeat Mapigano and even defended the leopard from him at first. When Badili's training was complete, Kion knows he can defeat Mapigano and when he does, he congratulated the leopard and said that all he had to do was be himself.
Mbeya is good friends with the Leader of the Lion Guard. In Rescue in the Outlands, when Tsetse Flies invade the Pride Lands and covered Mbeya, Kion and his Guard went to find a place for him to go get wet and get rid of the flies, earning further respect from Mbeya.
Kion and Mwenzi are allies. Kion along with the rest of the Guard try to get Mwenzi to get back with Kifaru and eventually succeed after Kifaru saves his life from Makuu's float despite his poor eyesight. Kion and Mwenzi as far as known is on good terms.
Uroho and Kion became good friends. At first, Uroho and the other baboons were scared of him at first since he was the son of the king. Kion and his guard did chase them out of the Pride Lands. After saving the baboons from Janja and his clan Uroho thanked Kion and Kion came up with an idea to help the animals get their food back.
Big Baboon and Kion are shown to have a great relationship. He and the Guard have saved the baboons from a tree falling during a rainstorm in Bunga the Wise. In The Rise of Scar, The Lion Guard has saved the baboons from Janja's clan by using Roar of the Elders.
Kion wasn't sure what to think of Kuchimba at first but warmed up to him quickly, especially when he agreed to help them get out of the cave. He wanted to ask for further directions, but Kuchimba left before he could do so.
Muhangus has faith in the entire Lion Guard but isn't afraid to speak up when frustrated. He turns to them when a crisis arises.
Kion was also the one who escorted Muhangus back to his den in The Call of the Drongo, having heard Janja's voice. Muhangus trusted Kion to get to the bottom of the situation, much like he and his mate do in Too Many Termites.
Kion becomes friends with the two gorilla brothers in The Lost Gorillas. Kion at first saw them as somewhat childish and irresponsible, not really trusting them to deliver a message properly. After they save him from almost falling off a snowy cliff, Kion places his trust in them, giving them hope for their futures.
Kion and Male Eland are good relationships in Can't Wait to be Queen since they tried to stop the elands before the bees get stung they got crashed and create into chaos. And in The Wisdom of Kongwe he helps him and his herd to escape from the fire at Poromoko Crevasse and Beshte creates the bridge he thinks it's safe and crosses to safety.
Male Crocodile and Kion first started out as enemies, with Male Crocodile taking an immediate dislike to the cub as an infant when he and Bunga entered his float's watering hole without being invited. As Kion grew, the two remained enemies at first, with Male Crocodile's belief that crocodiles were above the Circle of Life clashing severely with Kion's obedience towards the concept.
Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha had a good relationship with Kion. Until the guard brought them back to their herds. The three friends didn't wanna go back but they knew that it was part of their role in the "Circle of Life."
At first, the aardwolves were scared of Kion because he thought they were hyenas and used the Roar on them by accident. He finds them in the Outlands and talks to Mjomba about going home to eat termites, which seems to calm them down.
Kion and Hadithi are on good terms. Kion was surprised when he found out that his parents knew who Hadithi was. Kion even lets Ono hang out with Hadithi for a while. When Ono was in trouble, Hadithi asked the Lion Guard to follow him, and Kion trusted him even then. Kion is happy to ask Hadithi for help when needed and trusts him to get the job done alongside Ono (and Anga).
Kion and Anga are on good terms, even though Kion was at first confused by Anga's actions. Anga helps the Guard fight the vultures and appears to enjoy working with Kion and his team. Kion even made Anga the new Keenest of Sight.
When Kion was doubting himself and his abilities to lead the Guard, Anga helped Kion by bringing up the time when Kion, Bunga, Fuli, and Beshte were all very young and how Kion led them in stopping a young Janja, Chungu, and Cheezi from stealing an egg (from which Ono hatched), telling Kion that the Roar was not what made him a leader, but that he had always been a leader.
Janja was Kion's arch-nemesis, before Scar returned, as Kion had been taught, by Simba, not to trust hyenas. Initially, Janja showed no fear of Kion or anyone in the Lion Guard, as he told Kion and his friends to back off before he and his clan hurt them in Return of the Roar. However, after many encounters with Kion's legendary Roar of the Elders, Janja grew fearful of the cub and his friends, over time.
As of the episode Eye of the Beholder, Janja had run away from Kion several times. However, Janja will taunt Kion when he's got numbers on his side. In the episode The Rise of Scar, Janja was more than happy to use Scar's knowledge to beat The Lion Guard, showing his deep hatred for Kion and the Lion Guard. However, in Battle for the Pride Lands, when Kion and his friends became teenagers, Janja grew tired of having to fight the cub.
Later in Battle for the Pride Lands, Janja decides to quit Scar's army after Scar had betrayed him and his clan during the final battle. In that same episode, Janja and Kion become friends with each other after the Lion Guard saves the rest of Janja's clan from a fire at Pride Rock. Janja also offers Kion knowledge on how to beat Scar and assists the Pride Landers in the final battle with Scar. In Journey to the Pride Lands, Janja and Jasiri both run to the Tree to Life to inform the Lion Guard of Zira's return.
In the series finale, Janja appears as a guest at Kion and Rani's wedding, showing that he had become a close friend of Kion's.
The episode The Lake of Reflection reveals that Kion and Janja have to be enemies since they were infants.
Nne joins his leader Janja and the other members of their clan in hunting the animals of the Pride Lands, which has caused Kion to resent the hyena.
At one stage during Janja's New Crew, Nne showed little fear towards Kion. However, Kion made certain that Nne knew his place, using the Roar to defeat him. Kion still treats Nne like he would do any member of the clan - with caution.
In Battle for the Pride Lands Kion simply becomes friends with Nne after he helps the guard defeat Scar.
Tano joins his leader Janja and the other members of their clan in hunting the animals of the Pride Lands, which has caused Kion to resent the hyena.
At one stage during Janja's New Crew, Tano appeared to have lost his fear of the cub. However, Kion made certain that Tano knew his place, using the Roar to defeat him. Kion still treats Tano like he would do any member of the clan - with caution.
In Battle for the Pride Lands Kion simply becomes friends with Tano after he helps the guard defeat Scar.
Nirmala initially mistook Kion and the Lion Guard as a threat until the misunderstanding was cleared up and at Queen Janna's request, Nirmala began healing sessions with Kion to help him overcome the venom of Ushari. More than once, Kion's impatience and frustration slowed the sessions until he began to see the lessons in Nirmala's healing sessions regarding patience and self-reflection.
Kion came to respect Nirmala, grateful to her for helping him overcome his condition and accept that his scar didn't make him who he is.
Mzingo hates Kion because he is a leader of the Lion Guard. He becomes part of Scar's army. After the guard goes into the Outlands to get a cure for Simba. Mzingo helps trap the Lion Guard. However, Mzingo fully reformed in Return to the Pride Lands, and though they may not be close friends, they work together as a plan to fight Zira, only to find out that she is deceased.
Kion and Mwoga are shown to have a hate relationship just like Mzingo. Mwoga always tries to attack a member of the guard or a Pride Lander. Kion used the roar on him so many times. However, Mwoga fully reformed in Return to the Pride Lands, and though they may not be close friends, they work together as a plan to fight Zira, only to find out that she is deceased.
Kion and Male Vulture are shown to have a hate relationship just like Mzingo. Male Vulture always tries to attack a member of the guard or a Pride Lander. Kion used the Roar on him so many times. However, Male Vulture fully reformed in Return to the Pride Lands, and though they may not be close friends, they work together as a plan to fight Zira, only to find out that she is deceased.
At first, Kion didn't like Yun Mibu because he got mad at Beshte for making new friends. He even growled at Yun Mibu which made him scared and ran away. Later when Kion was hanging on a tree Yun Mibu helped him. Kion promised him that he will never growl at Yun Mibu again.
Ullu and Kion are on good terms. Ullu warned Kion and his friends when Makucha's army was around. They even worked together to stop Makucha's army. Later on, after Kion becomes King of the Tree of Life, Ullu becomes his majordomo.
At first, Kion dislike the lions since they were part of Zira's Pride. When Zira completed her journey through the Circle of Life, they joined Simba's Pride. Kion didn't like how they were trying to be the Lion Guard. However, after Vitani calls for a Mashindano Kion gives his role to her. They all become the Pride Land's new Lion Guard and Kion becomes on good terms with them.
Although never being told that Zira is evil, after Jasiri says lions have taken over her watering hole, he tries to resolve the matter. He fails to reason with Zira, who tries to manipulate Kion and traps him. In doing so, she reveals her true evil intentions and even manipulates him into believing he can't use his roar against them. She also went as far as trying to kill Kion if he refused to join her pride, showing she is very violent.
She also despises hyenas and his Guard, which she calls pathetic for only having one lion and also hates Kion's kin greatly.
They also share different views on how lions should act.
Although never being told about Nuka, after Jasiri says lions have taken over her watering hole, he goes to resolve the matter only to be ambushed by Nuka, who attacks Jasiri who he attacks back and demands he let him go after Kovu shows up, showing great disgust at Kion for siding with a hyena showing he hates them.
He despises Kion for attacking him, and for not siding with his pride and shows great happiness when he thinks Kion is powerless for not being able to use his roar, running up to avenge himself only to be attacked by him again, showing that no matter what, he will always fight his enemies.
Nuka is cowardly, as seen when he admits he is scared when they were losing the fight and when he refuses to "play nice" with Jasiri and does not want to give back her watering hole showing his evil side which is the complete opposite of Kion.
Although never being told about Lioness, Kion realizes she is evil after failing to reason with Zira, and when she and the rest of the Pride trap him. Later, when he states that Scar was never the true king, Lioness becomes highly offended, causing her and the others to nearly attacking him.
Later, when Kion attempts to escape, he hurts her while trying to do so, but she stops him before he can leave and later almost kills him until his friends come to his rescue and is later blasted away by Kion (now knowing he can use his roar against her) into what Zira calls their new home.
After her son was allowed to stay in the Pride Lands, Reirei lied to Kion and his Guard, saying they were nice and friendly, and that their evil actions were only misunderstandings so they could attack the animals during Kupatana and eat as much as they could. However, their plans of feasting were ruined by the Lion Guard and were then exiled by Simba.
Since then, Kion knows not to fall for Reirei's "misunderstandings" and attack as soon as he sees her in his home and the same goes for Reirei, showing that the two mammals hate each other greatly and despite being defeated multiple times, Reirei and her pack keep trying to enter the Pride Lands and eat as much as they can much to the dismay of the Kion and others.
She and Kion are complete opposites with Reirei being devious, evil, and manipulative and as of now, she won't give up, no matter what Kion does to her.
After his son was allowed to stay in the Pride Lands, Goigoi lied to Kion and his guard saying they were nice and friendly, and that their evil actions were only misunderstandings so they could attack the animals during Kupatana and eat as much as they could. However, their plans of feasting were ruined by the Lion Guard and were then exiled by Simba.
Since then, Kion knows not to fall for Goigoi's "misunderstandings" and attack as soon as he sees him in his home and the same goes for Goigoi, showing that the two mammals hate each other greatly and despite being defeated multiple times, Goigoi and his pack keep trying to enter the Pride Lands and eat as much as they can much to the dismay of the Kion and others.
He and Kion are complete opposites with Goigoi being devious, evil, and manipulative and as of now, he won't give up, no matter what Kion does to him.
After Kion "saved" Dogo from Janja's Clan, the young jackal feigned friendship with the lion to allow him and his family access into the Pride Lands. After gaining Kion's trust, the rest of Dogo's family moved into the Pride Lands which put a strain on his 'friendship' with Kion, especially when it became apparent that Dogo liked to exaggerate his own words. After invading Kupatana, Kion withdrew his friendship with Dogo, and the two remain enemies to this day.
The two hate each other greatly, and in Kion's case it's for Kenge trying to steal the elephant's melons and for biting him and the rest of the guard, but eventually recovers from his attack and is able to blast him back into the Outlands.
Kiburi has come to detest Kion, who has almost always ruined his plans to rule the Pride Lands in some way. After leaving the Pride Lands, Kiburi's hatred towards Kion and his Guard has deepened.
Since Kion is very confrontational, Kiburi finds it difficult to get past the cub. He is also aware of Kion's power and will do his best to avoid coming into contact with it but still wishes for revenge.
Despite Kion's best efforts, Ushari was frequently disturbed by his Lion Guard, usually without apology. As a result, Ushari has grown to hate the entire Guard and eventually turned on them.
Kion was unaware just how deeply Ushari had been hurt until he revealed his allegiance with Scar in The Scorpion's Sting.
At Scar's direction, Ushari bit Kion, giving him a scar of his own along with the cobra's venom that would cause Kion pain, discomfort, and potentially corruption. When Kion defeated Scar, Ushari vengefully attacked Kion again, only to be knocked into the volcano's lava by Bunga.
Makucha and Kion are both leaders and enemies, who hate each other greatly.
The two are complete opposites and, when they both meet, they quickly engaged in battle with Makucha, refusing to let Kion and the Guard pass at all unless he is defeated. Makucha refuses to listen to his orders in any situation and rejects any possible peace treaties during difficult times.
In The Harmattan Makucha accidentally saves Kion from a rock that was about to fall on him. He then decides to follow the Guard to the Tree of Life.
Shupavu hates Kion since he is the leader of the Lion Guard. In The Scorpion's Sting, she works with the rest of the Army to try to get rid of the Lion Guard and kill Kion's father Simba. In Undercover Kinyonga she tries to go after Kinyonga when she found out that she was spying on Scar. However, Kion's Lion Guard comes to stop the skinks.
Kion and Mpishi are enemies and she tries to get a delicious meal in the Pride Lands. She first goes after Pim but the Guard comes and stops her. She soon sees hares almost being trapped in a mudslide. Mpishi tries to get one thinking no one will see it missing until the guard shows up again. Later she goes after Kulinda's newborn, Ona, along with Mwoga the vulture but the Guard stops them a third time.
Kion hates Jiona and Fahari since they both work for Makucha. In The HarmattanMakucha's leap "helped" the Lion Guard out of their territory. Makucha overheard that they were heading to the Tree of Life. Makucha planned to get rid of the Guard and kidnapped Makini. The guard fights the leopards and loses them. In Triumph of the RoarKion uses the Roar of the Elders to blast Makucha's leap far away from the Tree of Life.